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The PostgreSQL main website has a new page: "Related Projects".

This page lists the projects which help running and maintaining the PostgreSQL project, the infrastructure, and other things like the translations for press releases. For each project it lists links to the source, as well as information where to send updates, patches, or input.

If you want to get involved in one of the projects, that's your starting point. If a project is missing, please send a note or a patch to pgsql-www.

Many thanks to Jonathan S. Katz for polishing the patch, and making it look nice!

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Google Summer of Code 2019 - PostgreSQL participates with 5 projects

For the 13th year, the PostgreSQL Project is participating in Google Summer of Code (GSoC). This project is a great opportunity to let students learn about Open Source projects, and help them deliver new features. It is also a chance to engage the students beyond just one summer, and grow them into active contributors.

In GSoC, students first learn about the Open Source organization, and either pick a summer project from the list provided by the org, or submit their own idea for review. After a “community bonding” period, the students have time to implement their idea, under supervision of mentors from the Open Source organization. There is also an incentive: first, Google pays the students for their work on improving Open Source projects. And second, having a completed GSoC project in a CV is well recognized.

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Greenplum Database is Open Source

As promised earlier this year, Pivotal released the code for Greenplum Database into Open Source.

Greenplum Database is based on PostgreSQL (was forked from PG 8.2), and features a massive parallel processing system (MPP) to run SQL queries on very large data sets. The code base is licensed under the Apache 2.0 license, and available on GitHub. You can fork the project from there, or submit patches and new features.

One of the main goals of the engineering team is to merge the existing code base with a recent PostgreSQL version. Although many features from newer PostgreSQL versions made it into Greenplum, there are many differences in terms of code. Also Greenplum offers unique features (new query optimizer, SQL support for partitioning, append-optimized tables, columnar storage, storage compression and many more), which over time will be ported to PostgreSQL and submitted for community review.

Most of the development will move into the public (except some internal customer related work), and will be managed using newly created mailinglists on the greenplum.org website.

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German-speaking PostgreSQL Conference 2013 (towels inside)

Yesterday (Friday) we ran the German-speaking PostgreSQL Conference 2013. Once again (like 2011) it took place at the Rheinisches Industriemuseum in Oberhausen, followed today and tomorrow by the OpenRheinRuhr Open Source conference and exhibition. And like 2011 we had a "full house", this year we had to close the registration even earlier than last year. Unfortunately the museum has a limited amount of seats, which somewhat limits us here. In the end, we had 105 attendees.

We had 22 talks (including keynote) by 23 22 speakers, where 5 speakers are not from DACH (Germany, Austria, Switzerland). That is a great success too.

I think it's almost time to start thinking about the 2014 edition of pgconf.de.


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PostgreSQL@FOSDEM 2011 - Call for talks


FOSDEM is one of the biggest Free and Open Source event held annually in Brussels, Belgium, and attended by around 4000 people. As in recent years, the PostgreSQL project will have a devroom where we will be presenting a number of talks. The event will be held on the 5 - 6th February 2011.

We're looking for developers, users and contributors to submit talks for inclusion on the program. Any topic related to PostgreSQL is acceptable as long as it is non-commercial in nature. Suggested topics might include:

  • Migration of systems to PostgreSQL
  • Developing applications for PostgreSQL
  • Benchmarking and tuning
  • Administering PostgreSQL installations
  • Spatial applications
  • PostgreSQL hacking
  • Data warehousing
  • New features
  • Community & user groups
  • PostgreSQL tools and utilities
  • Tips and tricks
  • Replication
  • Case studies


We will have a number of 45 minutes slots, and may split one or more into 3 back-to-back 15 minute slots if we receive suitable proposals.

Please submit your proposals to:

fosdem@postgresql.eu

and include the following information:

  • Your name
  • The title of your talk (please be descriptive, as titles will be listed with ~250 from other projects)
  • A short abstract of one to two paragraphs
  • A short biography introducing yourself
  • Links to related websites/blogs etc.


The deadline for submissions is 20th December 2010. The proposals will be considered by committee. If your proposal has been accepted, you will be informed by email within one week of the submission deadline.

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Wikipedia im Löschwahn

Die deutsche Wikipedia hat es wieder mal geschafft: einige bekannte Open Source Veranstaltungen wurden wegen Irrelevanz gelöscht.

Konkret hat es in dieser "Runde" folgende Veranstaltungen getroffen:

Außerdem wurde zeitgleich ein Löschantrag für folgende Veranstaltungen gestellt:

Die Liste mit FLOSS-Veranstaltungen wurde damit kräftig ausgelichtet.

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