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Re: Press Release Party

From: Robert Treat <xzilla(at)users(dot)sourceforge(dot)net>
To: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>,"Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Cc: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>, pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Press Release Party
Date: 2004-04-24 12:30:52
Message-ID: 200404240830.53007.xzilla@users.sourceforge.net (view raw or flat)
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On Friday 23 April 2004 18:22, Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> Marc G. Fournier wrote:
> > > The difference is that we're not a real company.  That makes us
> > > special. You're destroying that.
> >
> > How?
>
> By trying to apply the ways one supposedly runs a company to an
> open-source project.  These sort of arguments are old and boring: Some
> people claimed that your source code must be secret or you can't
> succeed.  Some claimed that your product plan must be secret or you
> can't succeed.  Some think that security issues must be kept secret or
> there will be a catastrophe.  Or some people were wondering whether
> promotion activities should be kept secret for fear of someone spying.
> They were all wrong, and I feel sorry for the people who think that
> press releases must be secret or they will be worthless.
>

Well said Peter.  Josh, can you speak to whether or not there are other 
parties involved in the press release that need us to keep the discussion 
secret? If so then I think we need to respect that desire, but I'm not sure 
if that is actually the case.  Peter, given your analogy, I think Josh can 
take the discussion about a press release off-list in order to get something 
of quality put together and then post that for public review before sending 
it out (like someone saying I want to code feature x, getting a few guys to 
help him on it, and then posting the results to patches before it gets 
included).  Do you see any problems with that? 

Robert Treat
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