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Re: beta testing version

From: Hannu Krosing <hannu(at)tm(dot)ee>
To: Don Baccus <dhogaza(at)pacifier(dot)com>
Cc: Thomas Lockhart <lockhart(at)alumni(dot)caltech(dot)edu>, PostgreSQL Development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: beta testing version
Date: 2000-12-03 21:19:37
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Don Baccus wrote:
> 
> At 04:42 AM 12/3/00 +0000, Thomas Lockhart wrote:
> >> This statement of yours kinda belittles the work done over the past
> >> few years by volunteers.
> >
> >imho it does not,
> 
> Sure it does.  You in essence are saying that "advanced replication is so
> hard that it could only come about if someone were willing to finance a
> PROPRIETARY solution.  The PG developer group couldn't manage it if
> it were done Open Source".
> 
> In other words, it is much harder than any of the work done by the
> same group of people before they started working on proprietary
> versions.
> 
> And that the only way to get them doing their best work is to put them
> on proprietary, or "semi-proprietary" projects, though 24 months from
> now, who's going to care?  You've opened the door to IB prominence, not
> only shooting PG's open source purity down in flames, but probably PG, Inc's
> as well - IF IB can figure out their political problems.
>
> IB, as it stands, is a damned good product in many ways ahead of PG.  You're
> giving them life by this approach, which is a kind of bizarre businees strategy.
> 

You (and others ;) may also be interested in SAPDB (SAP's version of
Adabas), 
that is soon to be released under GPL. It is already downloadable for
free use 
from www.sapdb.org

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Hannu

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