Submitted by Michael Meskes on Fri, 12/05/2014 - 01:00
Together with members of almost all credativ offices world-wide I travelled to Madrid in October to attend PGConf Europe, the most important European PostgreSQL event. The conference, as usual, was greatly organized and had a lot of interesting presentations and thus, was rightfully sold-out. It again brought together a lot of the PostgreSQL community.
Submitted by Phillip Warwick on Wed, 06/18/2014 - 03:09
Odoo: The Future of Business Management Systems
Odoo started its days as TinyERP, a system built on the same ideals as the subsequently named OpenERP and Odoo. An ideal of Open Source software providing business system solutions in a flexible and maintainable way. Its strength is drawn from the clear direction that Odoo as a company leads the project and over 20,000 community contributors.
Submitted by Michael Meskes on Fri, 02/21/2014 - 05:50
I have been doing FOSS as a developer for more than twenty years now; 15 of those FOSS has also been my job. The perception of FOSS has changed quite a bit over the years but we are still facing some obstacles in the world of enterprise IT. I plan to do an series of entries highlighting some of the advantages and also some of the challenges FOSS faces in those environments.
Submitted by Michael Meskes on Thu, 02/06/2014 - 08:29
For the eigth year in a row Black Duck Software and North Bridge Venture Partners are running the Future of Open Source Survey. The survey, an annual assessment of the state of the open source industry and analysis of future trends, reflects the insights of open source software (OSS) industry leaders and collaborating organizations, and is open to participation from the technology community.
Submitted by Michael Meskes on Wed, 02/05/2014 - 03:05
Earlier last year I was asked by the guys at xTuple to join them on their inaugural xTuple user conference, named xTupleCon in Norfolk, VA, to do a keynote presentation about Open Source in enterprise IT in general and PostgreSQL in particular.
Submitted by Joe Conway on Mon, 01/02/2012 - 14:56
Getting Spotify to work nicely on LinuxNote: the Linux Spotify client will only work with a premium Spotify account. I spoke at the NYC PostgreSQL Users' Group meeting in December, and while there someone mentioned that Spotify is a great music service (and that they are using PostgreSQL!). So I decided to give it a try.
Submitted by Joe Conway on Sat, 02/12/2011 - 18:12
Recursively finding Windows Internet Shortcut (*.url) files and changing them into GNOME desktop files Over the past few days I have finally converted my wife's computer from WinXP to Linux (Ubuntu 10.10). One of the many fine points of the negotiation leading to this was that I needed to preserve her many Internet Shortcut files.
Submitted by Joe Conway on Fri, 09/10/2010 - 18:12
I've been asked on at least three separate occasions lately how to know if changing a particular postgresql.conf item requires a restart, or a reload, of PostgreSQL. Here is my quick and dirty favorite way to answer this question: