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Re: PostgreSQL Certification

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Andrew Sullivan <andrew(at)libertyrms(dot)info>
Cc: pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: PostgreSQL Certification
Date: 2003-10-27 17:13:22
Message-ID: 200310271713.h9RHDMT24270@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Andrew Sullivan wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 24, 2003 at 11:36:11PM -0400, Bruce Momjian wrote:
> 
> > one).  But, if we had a foundation, even in name only, they would think
> > the foundation controls PostgreSQL development and features.  They just
> > _want_ to think someone is in central control, and having a foundation
> > just confuses the issue.  They have to understand PostgreSQL is run by
> 
> Thought I'd mention that I too have had this experience.  It is
> especially difficult in the era of Linux, because people think of
> Linux as being controlled by him (and in some sense it is).  So they
> want to know who controlls PostgreSQL.  Indeed, even the "core"
> developer group is fetishized (in the Marxian sense) by certain
> manager types I've met.  

Yes, and to the extent we centralize control, we take away control from
the larger group, which is where the control really belongs.

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