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You need two elephants for replication

FOSDEM 2008 in Brussels is a smashing success. As you remember we have a shared devroom together with the BSD projects. So far it seems we are one of the few devrooms who have a full schedule for both days - some other projects (who particulary got a bigger devroom) only had talks for one day or worse.

Anyway, we had many visitors in our devroom, for some talks the audience even had to use standing places. The talks are scheduled on a rotating basis so most of the time we have one PostgreSQL talk followed by a BSD talk. Some talks even overlap thematically a bit, BSD folks is using PostgreSQL in some tests or projects and vice versa. With the rotating scheme we have many visitors from both groups who not just attend one specific talk but instead stay for one or two extra talks.

We also have a booth which is attracting a lot visitors too. Many people come around, ask questions or tell us how they are using PostgreSQL. Oh, we also have some interesting stuff to give away or to sell. Gabriele brought flyers and pens from italy, Gevik sponsored a carton with anti-stress balls with PG logo on it, Magnus brought live-cds, supplied by Robert and Koen made suitable labels. David had nice new pins in his luggage and one should not forget the blue plush elefants - this time we also have a pair of bigger parent elephants. Always remember, you need two elephants for replication ;-)

Later today we try to auctioneer one of the big elephants, there was some interest in the last days. Actually we don't have any small elephants anymore, most of them (23 out of 25) are already bought by visitors yesterday. Instead of the last talk, which usually does not get many attention by visitors (most people are already heading home at this time), we want to hold our election for the EU group board of directors.

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The OpenBSD folks at Linuxdays Chemnitz (Chemnitzer Linuxtage, Germany) could not answer this question ;-) But i cannot understand, why one of the guys jumped up, run around the booth and tried to strangle me *uff*.Beside this small ahem incident, we ha Comments ()

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As said before: you need two elephants for replication.Open Source Day in Magdeburg last weekend gave me another chance to proof this statement. Comments ()

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Mike Smith on :

Will anyone be posting the FOSDEM slides and/or videos ? Thanks Mike
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Andreas Scherbaum on :

I'm just uploading the videos, but it will take some time. Originally one of the BSD guys should copy all the videos at FOSDEM but this did not work. Anyway, the video was a test, we don't know about the quality right now. Someone from the FreeBSD project will prepare the videos (cuttering) and upload the results. I will post an announcement after the videos are available. For the slides: will see, if i can collect all the links and make them available.
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Nat on :

The OpenBSD bit in the wiki is wrong, OpenBSD has nothing to do with OpenSSL, OpenSSL is an independent project, OpenSSH just uses OpenSSL. It's a common misconception.
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Andreas Scherbaum on :

It's a wiki. Get an account and change the mistake. Beside: the wiki is managed by the BSD folk, not the PostgreSQL group. I just added the link to the wiki.
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Nat on :

Because it's hard to know what is truth and fiction on the Internet, I like to make a comment every now and then just incase someone takes in something that I know is incorrect or misleading.
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