February 17, 2007

I have been appointed member of the MySQL Extended Management Team (MTX) last week. Apart from being a great honor this also means that my voice will be heard even louder than before ;)

I am known to have a very strong opinion about many things and a very open and direct way to express my criticism and concerns, which - when confronting a person who is not prepared for that - can lead to some heavy discussions easily.

But in a overwhelming number of cases such an open and direct way has always proven to be the right one in the end and therefore I am not planning to change this is in the future.

Not everybody needs the gift to be a good diplomat as long as your personal aims are candid.