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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: "Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)postgresql(dot)org>,Robert Treat <xzilla(at)users(dot)sourceforge(dot)net>,Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>, pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Press Release Party
Date: 2004-04-24 14:38:54
Message-ID: 20040424113722.O42925@ganymede.hub.org (view raw or flat)
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On Sat, 24 Apr 2004, Peter Eisentraut wrote:

> Marc G. Fournier wrote:
> > > 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*
>
> I think the general public would care if we make press releases about
> features that don't end up happening.  Plus, this could become a very
> popular method for companies to get free advertisement: claim you will
> sponsor X, get someone to make a PostgreSQL press release about it, and
> later, well, the X gets kind of lost somewhere.

'k, I think Josh just may have a weeeeee bit better judgement in that, at
least in whom he's going to work for ... and, quite frankly, that sort of
think would give more bad-karma to the company in question then gain ...

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