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Re: Thought provoking piece on NetBSD

From: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
To: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
Cc: josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com, pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org, PgSQL General <pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Thought provoking piece on NetBSD
Date: 2006-08-31 18:31:35
Message-ID: 200608311831.k7VIVZd10338@momjian.us (view raw or flat)
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Joshua D. Drake wrote:
> > 
> > The only part of this that I see as relevant to us is setting of 
> > development goals.  And we've already discussed this ad nauseum on the 
> > Hackers list and AFAIK have an initial plan (the enhanced TODO), lacking 
> > only the resources to implement it this month.
> 
> Almost the whole thing is relevant :). Keep in mind that I am not saying 

I totally agree!

> that it is negative. For example the NetBSD core is obviously cranked, 
> where our Core tends to stay out of the way. That is a positive.
> 
> On the other hand, we do suffer from the locked project problem (the 
> recent recursive query debacle is a perfect example).

Yep, but fortunately this problem doesn't happen to us often.

> Anyway, the post as I said was for provoking thought, not for 
> antagonistic measures. I saw good and bad and thought it would be good 
> for everyone to review as we are as a project dealing with some of our 
> own growth problems.

Yes.  There are lessons to be learned.

-- 
  Bruce Momjian   bruce(at)momjian(dot)us
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