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Re: Call from Info World

From: Rod Taylor <pg(at)rbt(dot)ca>
To: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
Cc: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>,Postgresql Advocacy <pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Call from Info World
Date: 2003-11-21 23:57:13
Message-ID: 1069459032.16912.5.camel@jester (view raw or flat)
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On Fri, 2003-11-21 at 18:35, Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> Bruce Momjian writes:
> 
> > He also asked about the price of PostgreSQL.  I told him it was a
> > community project and was free.  "Well, how do you make money?"  I said
> > we don't.  There are commercial companies that provide technical support
> > for PostgreSQL, and they pay the salaries of a few full-time developers,
> 
> You think people are confused?  I once had a call from a company that
> wanted PostgreSQL to sponsor *them*.

heh, so did we?

Should have grabbed a copy of their business plan and told them would
supply database software free of charge for a 1% cut of their gross
intake. Then start talking about Oracle, DB2 and MSSQL licencing fees ;)


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