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Re: [HACKERS] What can we learn from MySQL?

From: "Andrew Payne" <andy(at)payne(dot)org>
To: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
Cc: "PostgreSQL-development" <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>,"PostgreSQL advocacy" <pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] What can we learn from MySQL?
Date: 2004-05-01 14:28:25
Message-ID: IKEAIJJKOIHBCCIHFLFNGEGODBAA.andy@payne.org (view raw or flat)
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Joshua wrote:

> Why would someone fund a "new" PostgreSQL project when there are several
> viable commercial entities doing the job right now?

Four words:  "size of marketing budget".

As a technology guy, it bugs me to acknowledge that.  But having lived
through this a few times, it is the way it works.

-andy



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