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From: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: "Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Cc: Jan Wieck <JanWieck(at)Yahoo(dot)com>, Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>,Alexey Borzov <borz_off(at)cs(dot)msu(dot)su>, pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Brochures/PDF's
Date: 2003-09-24 00:44:41
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Hello,

  Heck... I would even be willing to draw up a FLASH presentation.

J


Marc G. Fournier wrote:

>Altho printed would be good for shows and what not ... if someone would
>even come up with *strong* PDF versions that anyone could download and
>distribution?  Or use as part of proposals to clients / bosses?  That
>would be great also ...
>
>On Mon, 22 Sep 2003, Joshua D. Drake wrote:
>
>  
>
>>Hello,
>>
>>  I would be willing to donate $$$ to the printing of brochures.
>>Specifically brochures that would point out:
>>
>>1. MySQL's NON ACID compliance
>>2. PostgreSQL ACID compliance
>>3. MySQL license issues
>>4. PostgreSQL NON License issues
>>5. PostgreSQL long development history
>>6. Examples of successful PostgreSQL users
>>
>>  etc...
>>
>>Sincerely,
>>
>>Joshua Drake
>>
>>
>>Jan Wieck wrote:
>>
>>    
>>
>>>Josh Berkus wrote:
>>>
>>>      
>>>
>>>>Alexey, Ian,
>>>>
>>>>        
>>>>
>>>>>There are 2 sorts of people using MySQL:
>>>>>1) Those who know several RDBMSs and use it only when it is the best
>>>>>tool for the job (read-only web DB, storing logs, etc)
>>>>>2) Those who know only MySQL and think that it is the Ultimate Solution
>>>>>for Everything.
>>>>>          
>>>>>
>>>>Actually, for Comdex, I'm concerned about:
>>>>
>>>>3) Management who know nothing about technology and are considering
>>>>MySQL because MySQL AB has very nice brochures.
>>>>
>>>>This is *very* important becuase no-nothing management types are
>>>>frequently in a position to mandate technology choice.   MySQL, like
>>>>Microsoft before them, have realized that being *perceived* as an
>>>>enterprise database is, from a sales perspective, almost as good as
>>>>being one.
>>>>We will be at the convention with some card tables, some CDs and a
>>>>handful of xeroxed brochures.   MySQL will have a multi-media booth
>>>>with big banners and uniforms.  We need some substance to counter the
>>>>glitz, and this is a very good start.
>>>>
>>>>That being said, I would like to see Alexey's other points included
>>>>in the paper.   *particularly* the part about license changes and
>>>>MySQL's closed development process.
>>>>
>>>>        
>>>>
>>>Where
>>>
>>>    http://archives.postgresql.org/pgsql-general/2003-09/msg01400.php
>>>
>>>fit's perfectly.
>>>
>>>
>>>Jan
>>>
>>>
>>>      
>>>
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