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Re: Press Release Party

From: "Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
To: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
Cc: Robert Treat <xzilla(at)users(dot)sourceforge(dot)net>,"Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)postgresql(dot)org>,Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>, pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Press Release Party
Date: 2004-04-24 13:01:20
Message-ID: 20040424100001.N42925@ganymede.hub.org (view raw or flat)
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On Sat, 24 Apr 2004, Peter Eisentraut wrote:

> Robert Treat wrote:
> > 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?
>
> I don't even have a problem if on occasion the actual text of the press
> release, or the name of the external partner, or actual locations or
> amounts are not revealed ahead of time.  But it's only fair that the
> group affected by the press release (say, hackers or www or advocacy or
> jdbc) gets to know the general idea and gets to discuss it.  Maybe this
> press release is that a company wants to sponsor a particular feature,
> but then after the press release it turns out that 9 out of 10
> developers think the feature is stupid?  How does that make us look?

Who cares?  If the resultant patch isn't considered acceptable by the
community, it just won't get applied *shrug*

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