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Re: PostgreSQL Certification

From: Kaarel <kaarel(at)future(dot)ee>
To: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>,Diogo Biazus <diogo(at)ikono(dot)com(dot)br>, pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: PostgreSQL Certification
Date: 2003-10-25 10:11:40
Message-ID: 3F9A4C5C.9070402@future.ee (view raw or flat)
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> One more point --- I often get questions from folks no familiar with
> open source who want to know who controls PostgreSQL (of course, no
> one).  But, if we had a foundation, even in name only, they would think
> the foundation controls PostgreSQL development and features.  They just
> _want_ to think someone is in central control, and having a foundation
> just confuses the issue.  They have to understand PostgreSQL is run by
> consensus and anything that confuses that makes our job harder in
> getting them to understand open source.  I just had a conference call
> today where this exact confusion came up.

I don't have any personal strong preferences currently against a 
foundation nor for the foundation. However, looking at the Mozilla 
Foundation and realizing the two projects (Mozilla and PostgreSQL) are 
quite different, the idea in general might still be worth some discussion.

Kaarel


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