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Re: [GENERAL] PostgreSQL 9.0

From: "Dawid Kuroczko" <qnex42(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: "PostgreSQL Advocacy" <pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Cc: "Ron Mayer" <rm_pg(at)cheapcomplexdevices(dot)com>, pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [GENERAL] PostgreSQL 9.0
Date: 2007-01-30 21:27:23
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On 1/30/07, Ron Mayer <rm_pg(at)cheapcomplexdevices(dot)com> wrote:
> Ron Johnson wrote:
> >> Who would they target anyways?
> >> There's no one company....
> >
> > They could buy out CommandPrompt and EnterpriseDB...
> >
> > The buyouts wouldn't *kill* pg, but they would wound it mightily.
>
> I don't think so.   High-profile and high priced buyouts
> of CommandPrompt and EnterpriseDB would be great for
> postgresql.
>
> It would be a strong motivation for entrepreneurs to start
> postgresql companies, developers to build postgresql expertise,
> VCs to invest in postgresql companies.  And guys like Pervasive
> would be kicking themselves for not keeping sticking with it.

One would think that with the acquisiton of Berkeley DB and InnoDB
one should see a flourish of database engine startups, but I seem
to have missed that.

My point is, its not about throwing money at a problem.  PostgreSQL
seems to be having right people at the right place and benefits from
it. They do the hard work, they do it well, hence 8.0, 8.1, 8.2 and
upcoming 8.3 release.  If you buy these people out, it will take time
to find and teach new ones.  Writing RDBMS is not dusting crops,
ya know. ;)))

   Regards,
       Dawid

PS: I guess this thread belongs in advocacy, please update To: headers
accordingly.

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