If so, I'd be happy to see you on Thursday 26 July 2007 5:20pm - 6:05pm in F150, where I will be talking about The MySQL Architecture of Participation.
Quoting from the O'Reilly session page:
While MySQL has been FOSS from the start and GPL since 2000, the development process at MySQL has been fairly concentrated around the company itself. One of the corporate goals for 2007 is to open up our entire development model:
- ensuring that our already-opened tools are open enough (our bugs system at bugs.mysql.com, and our source control system with BitKeeper)
- opening Worklog, our detailed roadmap and specifications, for commenting on MySQL Forge
- opening internal documentation from our closed Wiki onto MySQL Forge Wiki
- opening our internal chat sessions, moving them from our closed IRC server to Freenode
which all share the commonality of lowering the threshold for external developers to contribute to MySQL.
In this session, ArnÃƒÂ¶ shares the experiences so far, concentrating on building up the network of connections between internal and external developers.