October 14th, 2008


Next Drizzle plugin, configuration

The errmsg plugin interface is almost done.

The next plugin interface will be fairly more fraught, but useful. Making the configuration interface as a plugin.

This means that instead of keeping the configuration in the /etc/my.cnf and/or /etc/drizzle.cnf, the configuration variables could be kept in the Gnome registry, or in LDAP, or via lookups in some online configuration database server.

This would make managing and configuring huge arrays of Drizzle servers much much easier.

Seattle Traveller, my photos, copyright, and CC license

The "Seattle Traveller" just used one of my photos on their site here.

I am a bit annoyed. My photos are licensed "CC-Attribution-Noncommercial", which means that to reuse one, you have to attribute it to me, and its not automatically licensed for commercial use. Now, if someone wants to use one commercially, all one has to do is ask, and I will probably say yes. But they didn't ask.

Also, they attributed the photo to "flickr" instead of to me, and they are keeping a local copy of the image file, so that their viewership doesn't add to my Flickr stats.

I've left some comments, we will see if they respond. If they don't, then I will escalate.