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Re: beta testing version

From: The Hermit Hacker <scrappy(at)hub(dot)org>
To: Don Baccus <dhogaza(at)pacifier(dot)com>
Cc: Thomas Lockhart <lockhart(at)alumni(dot)caltech(dot)edu>, PostgreSQL Development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: beta testing version
Date: 2000-12-04 16:31:34
Message-ID: Pine.BSF.4.21.0012041230420.1558-100000@thelab.hub.org (view raw or flat)
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On Mon, 4 Dec 2000, Don Baccus wrote:

> >A recent example of non-sinister change in another area is the work done
> >to release 7.0.3. This is a release which would not have happened in
> >previous cycles, since we are so close to beta on 7.1. But GB paid Tom
> >Lane to work on it as part of *their* business plan, and he sheparded it
> >through the cycle. There was no outcry from you at this presumption, and
> >on this diversion of community resources for this effort. Not sure why,
> >other than you chose to pick some other fight.
> 
> There's a vast difference between releasing 7.0.3 in open source form
> TODAY and eRServer, which may not be released in open source form for
> up to two years after it enters the market on a closed source,
> proprietary footing. To suggest there is no difference, as you seem to
> be doing, is a hopelessly unconvincing argument.

Except, eRServer, the basic model, will be released Open Source, and, if
all goes as planned, in time for inclusion in contrib of v7.1 ... 



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