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Re: Time to work on Press Release 8.0

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Jan Wieck <JanWieck(at)Yahoo(dot)com>
Cc: josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com, "Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)postgresql(dot)org>,pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Time to work on Press Release 8.0
Date: 2004-08-13 02:50:16
Message-ID: 200408130250.i7D2oGn25002@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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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.

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