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Re: [HACKERS] blog post on ancient history

From: Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)alvh(dot)no-ip(dot)org>
Cc: Pg Advocacy <pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org>, Pg Hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] blog post on ancient history
Date: 2011-07-08 16:54:23
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On Fri, Jul 8, 2011 at 12:10 PM, Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)alvh(dot)no-ip(dot)org> wrote:
> Someone seems to have noticed the commits by Julian Assange and the
> discussion about him on pgsql-hackers when we switched from CVS to Git:
>
> http://herraiz.org/blog/2011/07/07/software-projects-alzheimer-julian-assanges-lost-contributions/
>
> Anyone feels in mood for a comment?

I see our mailing list archives for pgsql-hackers only go back to
1997, so it's hard to track down what was going on in 1996.  But as
for why no one remembers the guy, it's probably because we've had
nearly 100% churn in the set of people who are involved.  Tom Lane
isn't mentioned in the commit log until 1998.  We could see if Bruce
or Marc remember him, but just to put this in perspective, the guy
made 6 commits out of almost 900 that year.  I don't think we had the
same standards for granting commit access back then that we do now.

-- 
Robert Haas
EnterpriseDB: http://www.enterprisedb.com
The Enterprise PostgreSQL Company

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