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Re: Linux User (& Developer) Expo 2004 - A brief

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: olly(at)lfix(dot)co(dot)uk
Cc: pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Linux User (& Developer) Expo 2004 - A brief
Date: 2004-04-23 13:15:25
Message-ID: 200404231315.i3NDFP416284@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Oliver Elphick wrote:
> On Wed, 2004-04-21 at 22:03, Richard Huxton wrote:
> > This is a brief summary for people - Oliver is busy the next day/two and I'll 
> > be out and about Friday, so I thought it might be sensible to get some notes 
> > down.
> 
> I'm still busy! and I'm going to Israel for a week, so here is only a
> brief addition to what Richard wrote.
> 
> 1. I had several people come up to say thank you for PostgreSQL!  I
> found that very encouraging and I want to pass the message on. 
> 
> 2. I had up to 10 people ask why they should choose Pg in preference to
> MySQL.  My answer was: reliability, scalability, standards-compliance
> and no licensing issues.
> 
> 3. Some people were, in effect, complaining that we weren't marketing Pg
> - "Why don't we see much in the press about PostgreSQL?"  I pointed out
> that a wholly volunteer operation doesn't have a marketing budget.  In
> this respect, Pg is in the same position as Debian.  In either case, I
> think that we have to establish our position by technical excellence and
> not try to do things as the commercial competition does.  However,
> additional publicity would certainly be welcome.

I hope SRA will get involved in international marketing of PostgreSQL
soon.

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