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Re: [HACKERS] Increased company involvement

From: Kris Jurka <books(at)ejurka(dot)com>
To: "Nicolai Petri (lists)" <lists(at)petri(dot)cc>
Cc: "Jim C(dot) Nasby" <decibel(at)decibel(dot)org>,Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>,Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>,PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>,PostgreSQL advocacy <pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] Increased company involvement
Date: 2005-04-30 10:05:39
Message-ID: Pine.BSO.4.56.0504300500520.29873@leary.csoft.net (view raw or flat)
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On Sat, 30 Apr 2005, Nicolai Petri (lists) wrote:

> We also use PostgreSQL as our primary db so it would be more than likely
> that we would donate money for something similar with postgresql if
> either :
>   a) we can direct the money at one or more specific tasks
>   or
>   b) the tasks founded will be related to core postgresql features e.g.
>      generel performance or other benefits that fits all.
> 

The problem is organization.  Who decides who gets what money?  What about 
features that are paid for and worked on and not accepted into the 
community codebase?  This was something I hoped the PostgreSQL Foundation 
http://thepostgresqlfoundation.org/ would step in and do, but we seem much 
more focused on advocacy efforts rather than developemnt ones.

Kris Jurka

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