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Re: [GENERAL] MySQL gets $19.5 MM

From: The Hermit Hacker <scrappy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
To: Michael Meskes <meskes(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Cc: Dennis Gearon <gearond(at)cvc(dot)net>,Andrew Sullivan <andrew(at)libertyrms(dot)info>,pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org, pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [GENERAL] MySQL gets $19.5 MM
Date: 2003-06-21 00:10:57
Message-ID: 20030620211004.H51411@hub.org (view raw or flat)
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On Fri, 20 Jun 2003, Michael Meskes wrote:

> There are some, but I still disagree. The biggest advantage of
> PostgreSQL in my opinion has always been that it's a community project
> and not driven by some commercial interests. I also do not agree that
> IBM is so important for Linux. IBM helps yes, but there's also a huge
> risk. Paying people unselfishly to do community work is a very difficult
> business model.

In fact ... from what I've been reading, IBM is pretty much what put Linux
onto SCO's radar ... until there were 'big backers', according to one
article I read, who was SCO going to sue?  Linus?


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