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Re: Brochures/PDF's

From: "Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
To: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
Cc: "Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)postgresql(dot)org>,Jan Wieck <JanWieck(at)Yahoo(dot)com>, Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>,Alexey Borzov <borz_off(at)cs(dot)msu(dot)su>, pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Brochures/PDF's
Date: 2003-09-24 13:08:59
Message-ID: 20030924100831.D27456@ganymede.hub.org (view raw or flat)
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kinda difficult to print, aren't they? :)



On Tue, 23 Sep 2003, Joshua D. Drake wrote:

> Hello,
>
>   Heck... I would even be willing to draw up a FLASH presentation.
>
> J
>
>
> Marc G. Fournier wrote:
>
> >Altho printed would be good for shows and what not ... if someone would
> >even come up with *strong* PDF versions that anyone could download and
> >distribution?  Or use as part of proposals to clients / bosses?  That
> >would be great also ...
> >
> >On Mon, 22 Sep 2003, Joshua D. Drake wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> >>Hello,
> >>
> >>  I would be willing to donate $$$ to the printing of brochures.
> >>Specifically brochures that would point out:
> >>
> >>1. MySQL's NON ACID compliance
> >>2. PostgreSQL ACID compliance
> >>3. MySQL license issues
> >>4. PostgreSQL NON License issues
> >>5. PostgreSQL long development history
> >>6. Examples of successful PostgreSQL users
> >>
> >>  etc...
> >>
> >>Sincerely,
> >>
> >>Joshua Drake
> >>
> >>
> >>Jan Wieck wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>>Josh Berkus wrote:
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>>Alexey, Ian,
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>>There are 2 sorts of people using MySQL:
> >>>>>1) Those who know several RDBMSs and use it only when it is the best
> >>>>>tool for the job (read-only web DB, storing logs, etc)
> >>>>>2) Those who know only MySQL and think that it is the Ultimate Solution
> >>>>>for Everything.
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>Actually, for Comdex, I'm concerned about:
> >>>>
> >>>>3) Management who know nothing about technology and are considering
> >>>>MySQL because MySQL AB has very nice brochures.
> >>>>
> >>>>This is *very* important becuase no-nothing management types are
> >>>>frequently in a position to mandate technology choice.   MySQL, like
> >>>>Microsoft before them, have realized that being *perceived* as an
> >>>>enterprise database is, from a sales perspective, almost as good as
> >>>>being one.
> >>>>We will be at the convention with some card tables, some CDs and a
> >>>>handful of xeroxed brochures.   MySQL will have a multi-media booth
> >>>>with big banners and uniforms.  We need some substance to counter the
> >>>>glitz, and this is a very good start.
> >>>>
> >>>>That being said, I would like to see Alexey's other points included
> >>>>in the paper.   *particularly* the part about license changes and
> >>>>MySQL's closed development process.
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>Where
> >>>
> >>>    http://archives.postgresql.org/pgsql-general/2003-09/msg01400.php
> >>>
> >>>fit's perfectly.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>Jan
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
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