Supporting continuity and open collaboration

My first week, Looking Forward

First of all, thank you for your warm words of welcome – coming from so many people across different media, I think this is a very positive sign for working with the organisations and individuals within the MariaDB community. Regardless of the situation, a change like this, or actually the person that comes in, is […]

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Hello World from the new MariaDB Foundation CEO: Arjen Lentz

It’s both my pleasure and honour to write this post.  Quite a few of you will know (of) me, but since that’s not necessarily the case I’ll try and make this a quick intro, as well as laying out some aspects of my thoughts and plans for the near future. Who is Arjen? A long […]

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Tencent Games becomes a Gold Sponsor of the MariaDB Foundation

The MariaDB Foundation today announces that Tencent Games – online game developer and operator by Tencent Interactive Entertainment – has become a Gold Sponsor of the MariaDB Foundation. As one of the world’s largest video game companies, Tencent Games shows the way to the ceaselessly-growing video game industry by supporting the open source development of MariaDB. […]

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Percona Becomes Bronze Sponsor of MariaDB Foundation

The MariaDB Foundation is happy to announce that Percona, one of the oldest and most well known open source database support and services companies, has joined as a sponsor of the MariaDB Foundation. Percona’s ongoing commitment to the open source database community is reflected in several ways, including hosting the Percona Live Open Source Database Conference, […]

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MariaDB Foundation financial report for 2017

The 2017 accounting for the MariaDB Foundation has been completed and the key figures are: Total income: 476,952.38 USD Total expenses: 476,952.38 USD Net income after adjustments: 153,890.65 USD Staff costs were about 292 000 USD. Travel costs were only about 30 000 USD. The remaining 23 000 USD is administration (accounting, finances, legal) and other expenses. As […]

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Testing Rocket.Chat and Zulip

The MariaDB Foundation is publicly testing two new communications tools, Rocket.Chat and Zulip, and we’re seeing if they can meet a few of our requirements. Roughly in order of importance: 1) Open Source 2) A tool similar in functionality to the proprietary Slack. 3) A tool for internal staff chat, replacing some of the proprietary […]

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MariaDB Foundation now accepts cryptocurrency donations

The MariaDB Foundation has added Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin, Monero and Ripple to the list of ways to contribute financially. After experiencing problems with Paypal and disabling it as a means of contribution, our individual donations dropped off as not everyone found the alternatives, such as paying directly into the bank account, convenient. We […]

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2017 in the MariaDB Foundation

2017 was an excellent year for MariaDB. The Foundation was joined by several new sponsoring members; IBM, Alibaba Cloud, Tencent Cloud and Microsoft. This was the first year the Foundation did not run out of funds at the end of the year and we were able to fully compensate our staff. The members have also […]

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