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Re: On what we want to support: infrastructure?

From: "Jim C(dot) Nasby" <jim(at)nasby(dot)net>
To: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>
Cc: Matteo Beccati <php(at)beccati(dot)com>, Magnus Hagander <mha(at)sollentuna(dot)net>,pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org,Ron Mayer <rm_pg(at)cheapcomplexdevices(dot)com>
Subject: Re: On what we want to support: infrastructure?
Date: 2006-11-14 17:50:32
Message-ID: 20061114175032.GD90133@nasby.net (view raw or flat)
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On Thu, Nov 09, 2006 at 12:01:46PM -0800, Josh Berkus wrote:
> Matteo,
> 
> >While you may not have the need to get paying advertisers, I feel that 
> >rotating ads of open source projects which use pgsql was an interesting 
> >idea, even though it was partly abandoned during the site restyle.
> >
> >There is a fairly good number of monthly ad impressions (without banners 
> >on the home page) and it's just a pity to avoid using them.
> 
> Hmmm ... we can re-discuss this.  The reason for removing them is that 
> *paid* ads detract from our image as a serious, well supported, mature 
> OSS project.  Look for other major OSS projects who run paid ads on 
> their home page ... there aren't any.
> 
> Now, if we wanted to make those ads exclusively for PG-supporting OSS 
> projects and for major donors to postgresql.org (and I'm talking 
> $10,000+ per year here) then it might be worth revisiting.

+1, especially on the OSS projects front. I think it's very important
for the community for people to see us as a very viable alternative to
MySQL.
-- 
Jim Nasby                                            jim(at)nasby(dot)net
EnterpriseDB      http://enterprisedb.com      512.569.9461 (cell)

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