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Re: Time to work on Press Release 8.0

From: Chris Travers <chris(at)travelamericas(dot)com>
To: Jan Wieck <JanWieck(at)Yahoo(dot)com>
Cc: Lamar Owen <lowen(at)pari(dot)edu>, olly(at)lfix(dot)co(dot)uk,Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>,"Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)postgresql(dot)org>,Dan Langille <dan(at)langille(dot)org>, pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Time to work on Press Release 8.0
Date: 2004-08-14 16:34:22
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Hi Jan;

>
> What part of the Slony-I replication system do 'we' (PGDG) not 'have'?
>
> The original design work got published and was up for discussion 
> before the implementation work started, the entire development 
> happened under the BSD license, the project was hosted on gborg from 
> the very beginning and all .c, .h and .sql files in the entire tree 
> are Copyright PGDG. The project lead is a PGDG Core team member and 
> the project team consist of more people outside of Afilias then 
> inside. If that isn't enough, then I would like to know what's left 
> that we could announce at all?
>
> Please stop looking at Afilias as a 3rd party. Afilias is a member of 
> the PGDG as everyone else. The problem that even people inside of this 
> community can't imagine a company being just a member of this team 
> doesn't mean that it is impossible.
>
While you have a valid point from the perspective of the community, I 
think there is an issue which is legitimate here.  That is that people 
see the fact that Slony does not come with the PostgreSQL tarball.  From 
this perspective "we" do not have a "replication" solution.  Like it or 
not, this is a viewpoint many evaluators have.  To them, this is still a 
third-party add-on, even though it was developed primarily by core 
members of the PostgreSQL community.

How do we combat this issue?  Do we release Slony with PostgreSQL?  Does 
that really make sense (the general concensus seems to be "no")?  Do we 
release a different distribution of PostgreSQL which includes Slony?  I 
think that this would be a good idea, but....

Also, will it be possible to see a Win32 port of Slony at some point?

Best Wishes,
Chris Travers
Metatron Technology Consulting

>
> Jan
>


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