This week we’ll be concluding our podcast series on the Actian VectorWise Project. In this section, Marcin Zukowski, VectorWise CEO, and I discuss the community aspects of Actian VectorWise, including whether or not it will be open source and how people can start participating.
If you’d like to check out the podcast in its entirety, it can be found on Actian.com/VectorWise under the “Resources” section. If you’re interested in getting started with Actian to prep for VectorWise, you can download the latest version here.
Click on picture to go to the cool ad on the Harley Davidson site.
In open source we talk about “community.” Recently, I saw this cool Harley Davidson ad from earlier this year (click on the picture to the left), and it made me realize Harley Davidson had a community, even before open source projects had community. We know the brand has a stalwart following, I was surprised to find when I Googled for the ad on the web site, that Harley Davidson had created an online community, H.O.G. Harley Owners Group ®).
H.O.G is a members- and friends-only community, and since I do not own a Harley and my Harley friends aren’t on email right now, I can only guess at the content of the online community.
Putting aside hair styles, tattoos, leather, piercings and exhaust, I say the Harley Owners Groups, online and informal, share a number of attributes with communities for open source projects. Continue reading →