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Re: Time to work on Press Release 8.0

From: Dan Langille <dan(at)langille(dot)org>
To: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Time to work on Press Release 8.0
Date: 2004-08-13 03:10:51
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On Thu, 12 Aug 2004, Bruce Momjian wrote:

> Jan Wieck wrote:
> > On 8/12/2004 2:29 PM, Josh Berkus wrote:
> >
> > > Marc,
> > >
> > >> Seems an awful lot of focus on Afilias/Fujitsu, no?  Is it a PR about us,
> > >> or them? :( If we are going to highlight contributors, Redhat (all of
> > >> Tom's time, which is a *major* contribution) and CommandPrompt (pl/PHP)
> > >> should be in there, among others I know I'm overlooking ...
> > >
> > > Probably.   I guess what I'm fishing for is a paragraph on expanded corporate
> > > contributions to PostgreSQL, regardless of from whom they came.  Afilias and
> > > FJ are easier because they're tied to specific contributions, whereas RH is
> > > propping up our spiritual leader.  CMD, of course, would show up in a mention
> > > of PL/perlNG.
> >
> > I would like to see CMD mentioned in connection with Mammoth Replicator
> > as well. Yes, it is a closed source commercial add on, but still it is
> > something that apparently attracts customers who otherwise would have
> > had trouble making the decision pro-PostgreSQL. After all, this use of
> > PostgreSQL is one of the best reasons for the BSD license.
>
> I am not in favor of mentioning a commercial product in our press
> release, especially when we have an open source alternative.

In support of Bruce's point, why should we be promoting commercial
products?  That should be left to the commercial entities.  Let them spend
their resources on that.

-- 
Dan Langille - http://www.langille.org/

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