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Re: Who's a "Corporate Sponsor"?

From: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>
Cc: PostgreSQL advocacy <pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Who's a "Corporate Sponsor"?
Date: 2004-12-03 19:12:24
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> The issues that aren't clear are:
> 1) do all mirrors get listed?
       I would say not as corporate sponsors possibly something else?

> 2) does documentation "count" as much as code?
       More so.

> 3) do add-ins count if they are completely externally hosted?
       Yes.

> 4) If yes to (3), do they still count if they are not OSS?
       Hmmm... no.

> "stingy" with listings; for the same reason, I wouldn't suggest "expiring" 
> companies unless they go out of business.

I think personally that there should be an expiration date to some 
level. What if they up and decide they want to be a MySQL shop and stop
supporting PostgreSQL?...

> However, before you give an opinion, you should be aware that under that set 
> of rules, Elein's company Varlena LLC would not be listed with "corporate 
> sponsors", despite providing the quite valuable "General Bits".  While very 
> useful,  100% PG-oriented, and free, GB is "all rights reserved" and hosted 
> entirely at Varlena.com.

So the question is what would it take to get Elein's company listed? 
Based on the above I see:

She just has to Open Source general bits? I would be o.k. with that.

> So, opinions?

One of the reasons I believe it is very important to support externally
hosted projects/sites is that in reality, the PostgreSQL infrastructure 
doesn't support the needs of many projects.

I don't think we should punish projects because their primary 
development platform is Linux instead of FreeBSD or EGAD Windows.

Sincerely,

Joshua D. Drake




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