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Re: Postgres v MySQL 5.0

From: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: Greg Sabino Mullane <greg(at)turnstep(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Postgres v MySQL 5.0
Date: 2006-11-13 12:28:40
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Greg Sabino Mullane wrote:
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>> I am still wondering why the PostgreSQL *community* is trying to compete
>> with the MySQL *Corporation*.
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> Well, because PostgreSQL does not really have a Corporation, and MySQL
> does not really have a Community.
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> However, they both want to see their products do well and gain mind and
> market share. I think our advocacy efforts are severely lacking at the
> moment, and I'd certainly not be adverse to seeing more effort by both
> the PG community and the PG corporations to fix this. And yes, MySQL
> is certainly one of our competitors: saying otherwise is wishful thinking
> at best.
>   
I believe you know, that you don't have to convince me that we need 
better advocacy. My point is...
MySQL in general isn't the target. We don't have to care if you are a 
MySQL or Oracle developer.
We just need to positively advocate *our* database. The rest will fall 
into place on its own.

Sincerely,

Joshua D. Drake


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