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Re: The big MySQL spin

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Cc: Neil Conway <neilc(at)samurai(dot)com>,Christopher Kings-Lynne <chriskl(at)familyhealth(dot)com(dot)au>,josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com, pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: The big MySQL spin
Date: 2004-03-11 12:30:11
Message-ID: 200403111230.i2BCUB720477@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Marc G. Fournier wrote:
> On Wed, 10 Mar 2004, Bruce Momjian wrote:
> 
> > Neil Conway wrote:
> > > Christopher Kings-Lynne <chriskl(at)familyhealth(dot)com(dot)au> writes:
> > > > OMG.  Quotes like this just make me want to vomit:
> > > >
> > > > "While something like PostgreSQL or Berkeley DB are straight
> > > > democracies," he explained, "MySQL -- and JBoss, to an extent -- are
> > > > more akin to representative democracies, such we have here in the
> > > > U.S. It's more efficient over the long haul."
> > >
> > > I personally think Mr. Garry is wrong on both counts (PostgreSQL is
> > > *not* a democracy, and neither is MySQL), but I'm not sure what it has
> > > to do with us. An analyst has an opinion on a subjective matter, and
> > > it happened to be reported in a news story. Big deal.
> >
> > I sort of thought we were a democracy, no?
> 
> Benevelant autocracy(sp?) ... core isn't voted ... just cause we defer to
> -hackers 99.9% of the time doesn't make us a democracy ... in the end,
> core acts akin to MySQL AB, other then we're probably alot more quiet :)

Yea, you are right.  We just try to make it look like a democracy, and a
damn good job at it.  :-)

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