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Re: beta testing version

From: "Ross J(dot) Reedstrom" <reedstrm(at)rice(dot)edu>
To: The Hermit Hacker <scrappy(at)hub(dot)org>
Cc: Gary MacDougall <gary(at)freeportweb(dot)com>, mlw <markw(at)mohawksoft(dot)com>, Hannu Krosing <hannu(at)tm(dot)ee>, Thomas Lockhart <lockhart(at)alumni(dot)caltech(dot)edu>, Don Baccus <dhogaza(at)pacifier(dot)com>, PostgreSQL Development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: beta testing version
Date: 2000-12-04 03:42:37
Message-ID: 20001203214237.A14537@rice.edu (view raw or flat)
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On Sun, Dec 03, 2000 at 08:53:08PM -0400, The Hermit Hacker wrote:
> On Sun, 3 Dec 2000, Gary MacDougall wrote:
> 
> > > If you write a program which stands on its own, takes no work from
> > > uncompensated parties, then you have the unambiguous right to do what
> > > ever you want.
> > 
> > Thats a given.
> 
> okay, then now I'm confused ... neither SePICK or erServer are derived
> from uncompensated parties ... they work over top of PgSQL, but are not
> integrated into them, nor have required any changes to PgSQL in order to
> make it work ...
> 
> ... so, where is this whole outcry coming from?

This paragraph from erserver.com:

        eRServer development is currently concentrating on core, universal
        functions that will enable individuals and IT professionals
        to implement PostgreSQL ORDBMS solutions for mission critical
        datawarehousing, datamining, and eCommerce requirements. These
        initial developments will be published under the PostgreSQL Open
        Source license, and made available through our sites, Certified
        Platinum Partners, and others in PostgreSQL community.

led me (and many others) to believe that this was going to be a tighly
integrated service, requiring code in the PostgreSQL core, since that's the
normal use of 'core' around here.

Now that I know it's a completely external implementation, I feel bad about
griping about deadlines. I _do_ wish I'd known this _design choice_ a bit
earlier, as it impacts how I'll try to do some things with pgsql, but that's
my own fault for over interpreting press releases and pre-announcements.

Ross

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