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Re: Machine available for community use

From: Greg Smith <gsmith(at)gregsmith(dot)com>
To: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Machine available for community use
Date: 2007-07-31 18:51:03
Message-ID: Pine.GSO.4.64.0707311419400.10713@westnet.com (view raw or flat)
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On Tue, 31 Jul 2007, Josh Berkus wrote:

> That is, a dozen people are arguing about what color to paint the bike 
> shed instead of getting it built.

Until there's an OS installed on it and it's on a network, the machine 
essentially doesn't exist--so there was no way to work on the 
building--and there was a clearly a gap between what Gavin was planning to 
do and what the aggregate hacker community wanted.  If there's a 
bike-shedding analogy here, the argument has been about what type of 
foundation to build the shed on.  The design of the shed itself may be 
much more complicated than that part, but if you put it someplace that's 
not level you may not ever get what you wanted no matter how much work you 
put into it later.  That's why I thought it was important to at least talk 
through the Linux distribution topic, so everyone was aware of the 
trade-offs involved.

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* Greg Smith gsmith(at)gregsmith(dot)com http://www.gregsmith.com Baltimore, MD

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