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Re: [HACKERS] Fwd: Support (was: Democracy and organisation)

From: Rod Taylor <rbt(at)zort(dot)ca>
To: Tim Hart <timjhart(at)shaw(dot)ca>
Cc: pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org,Andrew Sullivan <andrew(at)libertyrms(dot)info>
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] Fwd: Support (was: Democracy and organisation)
Date: 2002-06-27 12:40:53
Message-ID: 1025181654.3010.35.camel@jester (view raw or flat)
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On Thu, 2002-06-27 at 02:52, Tim Hart wrote:
> 
> 
> Begin forwarded message:
> 
> I said:
> > BTW - Oracle & other commercial vendors handle these contingencies by 
> > buying insurance policies.
> 
> I think I should probably correct the above statement. I think Oracle 
> specifically has a large enough revenue stream that they have no need to 
> purchase an insurance policy. It is technically possible for them, or 
> any other vendor, to do so if they chose to. Many insurance companies 
> offer insurance products to offset the legal responsibility for the 
> performance of a software package. Many such policies are sold each year.

Perhaps, but in this case who protects Oracle from the insurance company
when the insurance agency Oracle based database corrupts and loses the
Oracle policy?

This is why I think Oracle should promote PostgreSQL for instances where
a database issue could be conflicting ;)




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