Marten has opened the 2008 MySQL Conference and Expo this morning in Santa Clara.
What was funny in the early slides was the photo showing the burning of the IPO Prospectus. Marten mentioned now with many Sun lawyers in the audience he has to be more careful what to say.
This morning while coming down for breakfast, a Sun employee entered the lift. I introduced myself, and he indicated he knew me by name. When I asked what department he was in, he said “legal”. Being intrigued as to who he knew me, I’d discovered he has read my emails and blog posts.
I must admit I’ve met a number of new people this week and the first word has been “Oh!”, as in they have heard of my name previously.
These have been unexpected responses and information for me, I’m not normally surprised like this. I’ll not be changing what I say, and how I say it, professionally my writing and publishing will continue to embody “Opinions, Expertise, Passion”.