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Re: [GENERAL] PostgreSQL 9.0

From: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
To: Dawid Kuroczko <qnex42(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: PostgreSQL Advocacy <pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org>, Ron Mayer <rm_pg(at)cheapcomplexdevices(dot)com>, pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [GENERAL] PostgreSQL 9.0
Date: 2007-01-30 21:32:05
Message-ID: 200701302132.l0ULW5X04918@momjian.us (view raw or flat)
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Dawid Kuroczko wrote:
> On 1/30/07, Ron Mayer <rm_pg(at)cheapcomplexdevices(dot)com> wrote:
> > Ron Johnson wrote:
> > >> Who would they target anyways?
> > >> There's no one company....
> > >
> > > They could buy out CommandPrompt and EnterpriseDB...
> > >
> > > The buyouts wouldn't *kill* pg, but they would wound it mightily.
> >
> > I don't think so.   High-profile and high priced buyouts
> > of CommandPrompt and EnterpriseDB would be great for
> > postgresql.
> >
> > It would be a strong motivation for entrepreneurs to start
> > postgresql companies, developers to build postgresql expertise,
> > VCs to invest in postgresql companies.  And guys like Pervasive
> > would be kicking themselves for not keeping sticking with it.
> 
> One would think that with the acquisiton of Berkeley DB and InnoDB
> one should see a flourish of database engine startups, but I seem
> to have missed that.
> 
> My point is, its not about throwing money at a problem.  PostgreSQL
> seems to be having right people at the right place and benefits from
> it. They do the hard work, they do it well, hence 8.0, 8.1, 8.2 and
> upcoming 8.3 release.  If you buy these people out, it will take time
> to find and teach new ones.  Writing RDBMS is not dusting crops,
> ya know. ;)))

Having contributors bought out was always one of our three risks, the
other two being patent and trademark attacks.  Not sure what we can
really do about them.

-- 
  Bruce Momjian   bruce(at)momjian(dot)us
  EnterpriseDB    http://www.enterprisedb.com

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