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Re: [HACKERS] Increased company involvement

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>,PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>,PostgreSQL advocacy <pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] Increased company involvement
Date: 2005-04-30 13:04:50
Message-ID: 200504301304.j3UD4pP09330@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Tom Lane wrote:
> Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net> writes:
> > Regarding the secret code stuff - I predict that it will quickly bite 
> > whoever does it, unless they are extremely lucky.
> 
> Yeah.  Bruce and I were worrying about this on the phone today.
> If a company is doing some work with the intent that it's a proprietary
> extension they can sell, no problem --- the BSD license is specifically
> intended to let them do that.  What's bothering us is the thought that
> people are off in corners developing code that they think they are going
> to contribute back into the community code base "after it's done".  Past
> history shows that the odds of getting such things accepted into the PG
> community code base are *very* bad if you didn't communicate with the
> community from the start of your development process.
> 
> We'd like to avoid such unpleasant surprises, but how to get the word
> out?

Well, I received a private email with most of the companies involved as
CC's and many of them have made comments on the issue, so I think we can
say they saw the postings on this topic.

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