This Week in Data: The Relicensing of OSS
Check out the latest news in the data world, including new releases of your favorite DBs and an emerging debate over OSS licensing.
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There has been a lot of talk around licenses in open source software, and it has hit the database world in the past weeks. Redis Labs relicensed some AGPL software to the Commons Clause (in their case, Apache + Commons Clause; so you can’t really call it Apache any longer). I’ll have more to say on this topic soon, but in the meantime you might enjoy reading Open-source licensing war: Commons Clause. This was the most balanced article I read about this move and the kerfuffle it has caused. We also saw this with Lerna (not database related), and here’s another good read: Open Source Devs Reverse Decision to Block ICE Contractors From Using Software.
Reviewing is under way for Percona Live Europe 2018 talks: the review of the tutorials is complete. We can expect to see a schedule by mid-September, so hang in there—I’ve received a lot of messages asking if talks are going to be approved or not.
- While not a new release, MySQL Shell 8.0.12 is worth spending some time with, especially since you might enjoy the pluggable password store.
- SqlKata for C# – SqlKata is an elegant Sql Query Builder for C#, it helps you to talk with your database engine with a higher order of freedom, it allows you to write complex queries in an Object Oriented Manner, helpful when you need. Works with MySQL, PostgreSQL, and more
- tkvdb – trie (radix trie) key-value database, similar to BDB/LevelDB/SQlite4 LSM
- Name that compaction algorithm
- Real world SSD wearout – featuring Redis and PostgreSQL.
- MySQL Connector/Python on iOS Using Pythonista 3 – as someone who enjoys using the iPad Pro with Smart Keyboard, this was a most interesting article!
- Balazs Pocze is now a database SRE at Wikimedia Foundation. He has spoken at several Percona Live events too!
- London MySQL Meetup – 11 September 2018
- db tech showcase Tokyo 2018 – 19-21 September 2018
- Open Source Summit Europe 2018 – 22-24 October 2018
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