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Monty Taylor

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Name: Monty Taylor

Location: Seattle, WA, USA (PST -0800 GMT)

E-mail: mordred at inaugust dot com

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I'm a Senior Consultant at MySQL. I'm one of the most annoyingly vocal Ubuntu proponents within MySQL - the one always asking why our official level of support isn't higher. Withing the consulting group, I specialize in HA solutions and MySQL cluster. As such, I have a vested interest in making NDB, Heartbeat and DRBD all work well within Ubuntu.

I've been building Debian packages for myself for years, and hack on packages and backports quite frequently. I'm the maintainer of the plywood package in Debian, although I'm not a Debian Developer and uploading bugfixes is always a pain. I have some other stuff I'd like to add or upload, but the Debian New Maintainer process is rather arduous and subject to people's time.

I hack in Python and C# by choice, although I can do whatever. I'm currently working on Python bindings to the C++ MySQL Cluster NDBAPI, which I would love to release by adding to Ubuntu. Smile :)

Ubuntu interests

I would like to add support for/maintain:

  • mysql
  • mysql-cluster
  • python-ndbapi
  • heartbeat
  • drbd
  • plywood

I think it would be really fun to work on mysql upstart integration. Also, it seems that there is a real opportunity to do heartbeat2/OCF integration with upstart, since they seem to support the same types of semantics.

Time Available

The time I have varies from week to week, and on whether I'm actively needed on a project or not. The more I'm involved, the more I tend to contribute.