As I have previously stated it is quite rare that I blog about my feelings about things going on with Oracle in the MySQL community, others do this a lot better than me, but a blog post I've seen today has pushed me to write something about how I feel.
To me it implies that IOUG are trying to put themselves as the leaders of the MySQL community. I personally feel that they need to earn our trust first before trying this move.
I see that they mention the Collaborate conference, but no mention of the O'Reilly MySQL Conference & Expo (what I feel is the biggest social event on the MySQL calendar). Not only this but the Collaborate conference runs at the same time as the MySQL Conference. I don't feel this is a good start at earning trust.
EDIT: by the above I meant that promoting one but not the other as implied leaders of the community doesn't feel like a good start... Not that the timing was intentional. I should really blog *after* morning coffee :)
These are my personal feelings on the matter and they may not be shared by others, we are a community and are not going to all agree. But it would be good if IOUG could give us some confidence in this matter.