Neil Conway wrote:
> Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us> writes:
> > Oh, great, there goes that good example. Are we the only big
> > open-source project that isn't controlled by corporations?
> Certainly not.
> >> Other projects that I'mm pretty sure aren't corporate-run: Samba,
> >> Abiword, Gnucash, Webmin, OpenGroupware, Hordemail.
> > And who has heard of those? NO ONE!
> You don't judge how big or how significant an OSS project is by how
> many people have heard of it. Judged by that criterion, we certainly
> don't do very well, for example.
We are doing much better than we used to. I would say most db guys not
involved in open source have heard of PostgreSQL at this point. Are
other people seeing this? I am.
> > Samba, maybe, but not really outside open-source circles.
> Compared to PostgreSQL, I'm sure Samba is FAR better known outside of
> OSS enthusiasts. The same applies to KDE, which you also suggested
> "isn't known outside open source".
One of the problems with using KDE or Samba is that there isn't
well-known commercial that has a similar function for comparison.
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