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Re: What can we learn from MySQL?

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Andrew Payne <andy(at)payne(dot)org>
Cc: "scott(dot)marlowe" <scott(dot)marlowe(at)ihs(dot)com>,PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>,PostgreSQL advocacy <pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: What can we learn from MySQL?
Date: 2004-04-28 03:51:07
Message-ID: 200404280351.i3S3p7d16146@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Andrew Payne wrote:
> Also, Apache never had "MyApache", a more popular version that many believe
> to be "free" and "open source".
> 
> My point:  Apache was successful in a situation that may not apply here.
> 
> Does anyone know of an open source project that *has* successfully displaced
> a market of mature, established products WITHOUT a commercial entity
> providing marketing, support & direction?

Linux.  It doesn't have a single company behind it, but several.

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