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Re: [GENERAL] Thought provoking piece on NetBSD

From: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
To: Martijn van Oosterhout <kleptog(at)svana(dot)org>
Cc: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>, PgSQL General <pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org>, PostgreSQL Advocacy <pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [GENERAL] Thought provoking piece on NetBSD
Date: 2006-08-31 18:36:12
Message-ID: 200608311836.k7VIaCG11481@momjian.us (view raw or flat)
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Martijn van Oosterhout wrote:
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> On Thu, Aug 31, 2006 at 09:11:52AM -0700, Joshua D. Drake wrote:
> > I thought some people in this group may find this letter from one of
> > NetBSD's founders very interesting.
> > 
> > http://mail-index.netbsd.org/netbsd-users/2006/08/30/0016.html
> > 
> > It is current, to the point and has some direct correlations with our 
> > project that we may want to be aware of.
> 
> Nice post, though I don't think PostgreSQL really has many of the
> faults he lists. The only obvious one to me is the strong leadership
> part, but that's not quite as necessary (I think) because the project
> has a clear goal (to a certain extent): SQL compliance.

I think the issue is complacent leadership on the one hand, vs. a single
forceful leader on the other.  I think the best configuration somewhere
is in the middle, which is what we have.  I don't see how it is related
to the OS problem domain.

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