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Re: InformationWeek article on PostgreSQL

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Cc: Robert Treat <xzilla(at)users(dot)sourceforge(dot)net>,pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: InformationWeek article on PostgreSQL
Date: 2004-07-21 18:02:38
Message-ID: 200407211802.i6LI2cW13698@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Marc G. Fournier wrote:
> On Wed, 21 Jul 2004, Robert Treat wrote:
> 
> > On Wed, 2004-07-21 at 11:33, Marc G. Fournier wrote:
> >> On Wed, 21 Jul 2004, Bruce Momjian wrote:
> >>
> >>>
> >>> Guys who would contact Geoff Davidson about PostgreSQL (sorry Geoff)
> >>> know so little about us that it is not even worth the paper it is
> >>> printed on.
> >>
> >> Based on what do you jump to the conclusion that he "knows so little about
> >> us"?  Geoff, surprisingly enough, has a mindset of (to my chagrin at
> >> times) techie first, businessmen second ... he knows *more* about us then
> >> the average salesman out there pushing any database knows, and most of
> >> that is from almost 5 years of having Thomas, Vadim and I beating it into
> >> him.  In fact, from day 1, he had enough understanding of what OSS was,
> >> and how it worked, to know that to do anything that could/would harm it is
> >> "a Bad Thing", and in all his business dealings concerning PostgreSQL, he
> >> has striven(sp?) to take the "OSS ground" as required ...
> >>
> >> Based on your one sentence above, its easier for me to come to the
> >> conclusion that "you know so little about Geoff that I'm surprised you
> >> even wasted the bandwidth on it", then it is for you to come to *your*
> >> conclusion based on nadda ...
> >>
> >
> > easy now... Bruce was saying that the *reporter* knows so little about
> > us; not questioning Geoff's knowledge.
> 
> Oops, apologies to Bruce here ... re-reading his original, you are 
> correct ... I mis-read it the first (and second) time before responding ;( 
> Sorry Bruce ...

No problem.  Mistakes all around.  :-)

I bet the "sorry Geoff" part thew you off.  But in fact it seems they
wanted a company view and Geoff was a good choice.

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