|From:||Robert Treat <rtreat(at)webmd(dot)net>|
|To:||"Ross J(dot) Reedstrom" <reedstrm(at)rice(dot)edu>|
|Cc:||PostgreSQL Advocacy Mailing List <pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org>, Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>, PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>|
|Subject:||Re: [HACKERS] Companies involved in development|
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On Thu, 2002-08-15 at 17:13, Ross J. Reedstrom wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 15, 2002 at 11:05:07AM -0400, Bruce Momjian wrote:
> > I think we are going to see more company-funded developers working on
> > PostgreSQL. There are a handful now, but I can see lots more coming.
> > I am going to work on getting those funding companies more visibility.
> > We originally were concerned that such involvement may harm the
> > development process, but history has shown that it has only been a huge
> > benefit for the community.
> I agree, and it's also true that while the visibility of all you
> paid-to-hack types is high, the fact that you _are_ paid, and by wha
> companies, is not.
At a minimum we could have people attach a company name to their
developer bios (http://developer.postgresql.org/bios.php) if their
company pays them to hack on postgresql. (at the developers discretion
of course) At the least I would think companies like postgresql inc
would benefit from publicity that "we employee X number of pg
We could also generate a list of companies sponsoring postgresql
development, but we'd have to come up with some criterion as to what it
means to be a sponsors. For example, a coworker and I were discussing a
patch he is getting ready to submit this morning while we were "on the
clock". While our company doesn't have an issue with this, I don't know
that I would say they sponsor postgresql development, they just happen
to employ two guys who are more involved than most and will hack code if
it scratches our particular itch.
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