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Re: Linux.conf.au 2003 Report

From: Justin Clift <justin(at)postgresql(dot)org>
To: Christopher Kings-Lynne <chriskl(at)familyhealth(dot)com(dot)au>
Cc: Hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>,Advocacy <pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org>,"Carol Ioanni [DDGFS]" <cioanni(at)digitaldistribution(dot)com>
Subject: Re: Linux.conf.au 2003 Report
Date: 2003-01-30 03:52:46
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Christopher Kings-Lynne wrote:
<snip>
> We found out all sorts of interesting places that PostgreSQL is being used:
> a large Australian Telco, several restaurants in the Perth area, the Debian
> inventory system and the Katie revision control system.  It is also being
> evaluated for process control analysis at a steel plant.  Maybe we should
> chase some people for case studies?

Definitely.  Forgot to mention this before, but my gf (Carol Ioanni 
<cioanni(at)digitaldistribution(dot)com>) is taking the next couple of weeks to 
assist us pretty much "full time" as thankfully she has some spare time 
on her hands for a bit.  :)

She's been pointed towards our urgent need for Case Studies and has 
already begun working with a couple of places to assist them in getting 
them done.  We have a "standard waiver" that places need to sign so 
we're legally in the clear, and a *very* professionally created Case 
Study Worksheet (donated by Sales.Org for the use of all Free / Open 
Source Software projects) that places work through and which gives us a 
very presentable result.

Carol should be a real expert at making Case Studies pretty soon now is 
my guess, as that's all she's going to be doing.  ;-)

If people could ask the places they have contact with, and whom are 
using PostgreSQL in significant ways, if they'd be happy to be a 
reference PostgreSQL Case Study, that would be great.  Some places might 
ask what's in it for them (it's been happening now and again), and 
pretty much we can tangibly say they'll be included in the PostgreSQL 
Advocacy and Marketing site's "Case Studies" section, and we'll be 
making downloadable PDF's of the Case Studies as well so that people can 
distribute them as needed (i.e. to their CIOs/CEOs/CTOs/etc).

For all places that are happy to get involved in this way, please email 
Carol directly and bring her into the conversation so that we can get 
them using the same Case Study Worksheet, get the waiver signed, and 
start grouping and placing the Case Studies appropriately in the Case 
Studies section.

For further background info, the present page views per day of the 
Advocacy and Marketing site from when the new PostgreSQL portal page 
went live (broken into week long groupings) are:

  5/Jan/03: 2203: +++++++++++++++
  6/Jan/03: 3983: +++++++++++++++++++++++++++
  7/Jan/03: 4493: ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
  8/Jan/03: 4889: +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
  9/Jan/03: 4364: ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
10/Jan/03: 3513: ++++++++++++++++++++++++
11/Jan/03: 2112: +++++++++++++++

12/Jan/03: 2735: +++++++++++++++++++
13/Jan/03: 4405: ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
14/Jan/03: 4226: +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
15/Jan/03: 3752: ++++++++++++++++++++++++++
16/Jan/03: 3467: ++++++++++++++++++++++++
17/Jan/03: 3808: ++++++++++++++++++++++++++
18/Jan/03: 1932: +++++++++++++

19/Jan/03: 1777: ++++++++++++
20/Jan/03: 3641: +++++++++++++++++++++++++
21/Jan/03: 4025: +++++++++++++++++++++++++++
22/Jan/03: 3643: +++++++++++++++++++++++++
23/Jan/03: 3310: +++++++++++++++++++++++
24/Jan/03: 4242: +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
25/Jan/03: 2749: +++++++++++++++++++

26/Jan/03: 2834: +++++++++++++++++++
27/Jan/03: 4010: +++++++++++++++++++++++++++
28/Jan/03: 4081: ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Not huge, but not bad for the first version of the site either.  Since 
the Advocacy and Marketing site isn't very large, it means the case 
studies added there generally do get looked at.

Regards and best wishes,

Justin Clift

> Chris Kings-Lynne

-- 
"My grandfather once told me that there are two kinds of people: those
who work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the
first group; there was less competition there."
- Indira Gandhi


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