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R.I.P. MySQL

Saturday, April 27th, 2013


I switched from MySQL to MariaDB some time ago and now I read in the news that Wikipedia is switching too. I really recommend to give MariaDB a try. Nothing is changing to you if you are running Webapps like PHPMyAdmin, WordPress etc. You are just switching to a 100% open source software that MySQL is not anymore.

I am using Gentoo and Sabayon Linux and switching was just installing MariaDB, MySQL was automatically removed. Restarting the service “mysql” was the only thing to do afterwards. All databases were up and running whithout any configuration. Make a dump of your databases before so you could import the data when something fails with the raw datafiles. Everything worked out of the box for me and even my backup scripts are working without any changes because of 100% MySQL compatibility.

I like to replace software on my workstation that is not 100% open source. It is great that MariaDB is on its way and we could feel like we felt the good old “MySQL” days… ;)

Dear hosting providers, please switch from MySQL to MariaDB. Everything is compatible and when you are doing the first step, web application developers will follow. MySQL is great but it is not freedem like MariaDB and we all used the freedom of MySQl in the late 90′s to build up our hosting stuff… It was a benefit for the MySQL project but mostly for us. So let us now do the same and give MariaDB the chance for replacement. Then the develepment of the most succesfull open database management system can go on again. Thanks for that to all developers of MariaDB!

MySQL, Rest In Peace!

Posted in: freedom, news, OpenSource

Stop ACTA!

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Like Richard Stallman, I support La Quadrature du Net. Do you?

ACTA is one more offensive against the sharing of culture on the Internet. ACTA (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement) is an agreement secretly negotiated by a small “club” of like-minded countries (39 countries, including the 27 of the European Union, the United States, Japan, etc). Negotiated instead of being democratically debated, ACTA bypasses parliaments and international organizations to dictate a repressive logic dictated by the entertainment industries.

ACTA would impose new criminal sanctions forcing Internet actors to monitor and censor online communications. It is thus a major threat to freedom of expression online and creates legal uncertainty for Internet companies. In the name of trademarks and patents, it would also hamper access to generic medicines in poor countries.

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Posted in: freedom, life

Stop software patents in Europe

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

stopsoftwarepatents.eu petition banner

Posted in: freedom, news

l2gvpn 0.1 release available…

Saturday, February 14th, 2009

John, the author of l2gvpn released version 0.1 of l2gvpn some days ago.

Go, take a look! This is a really cool approach of a VPN implementation in just some few lines of code.

Posted in: freedom, linux, OpenSource

Fuck up, I am ill and wanted to go to FOSDEM

Friday, February 6th, 2009

Arghhhhhhh! I am very very sad that I could not travel to FOSDEM.

Posted in: freedom, news, OpenSource

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