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Re: beta testing version

From: "Gary MacDougall" <gary(at)freeportweb(dot)com>
To: "PostgreSQL Development" <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>, Trond Eivind GlomsrØd <teg(at)redhat(dot)com>
Subject: Re: beta testing version
Date: 2000-12-03 23:10:41
Message-ID: 002e01c05d7e$417f5420$0400a8c0@gary (view raw, whole thread or download thread mbox)
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No offense Trond, if you were in on the Red Hat IPO from the start,
you'd have to say those people made "good money".  Bad market
or good market, those "friends of Red Hat" made some serious coin.

Let me clarify, I'm not against this process (and making money), I just
think there is an issue with OSL that will start to catch up with itself
pretty soon.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Trond Eivind GlomsrØd" <teg(at)redhat(dot)com>
To: "PostgreSQL Development" <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Sent: Sunday, December 03, 2000 4:24 PM
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] beta testing version

"Gary MacDougall" <gary(at)freeportweb(dot)com> writes:

> I think this trend is MUCH bigger than what Postgres, Inc. is
> doing... its happening all over the comminity.  Heck take a look
> around... Jabber, Postgres, Red Hat, SuSe, Storm etc. etc.  these
> companies are making good money off a business plan that was basically
> "hey, lets take some of that open source and make a real product out
> of it...".

I doubt many of these "make good money". We're almost breaking even,
which is probably the best among these.

Note also that some companies contribute engineering resources into
core free software components, like gcc, gdb, the linux kernel, glibc,
gnome, gtk+, rpm, apache, XFree, KDE - AFAIK, Red Hat and SuSE are by
far the two doing this the most.

Trond Eivind Glomsrød
Red Hat, Inc.

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