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Re: PostgreSQL derivatives

From: Simon Riggs <simon(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>
To: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
Cc: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>, Robert Treat <xzilla(at)users(dot)sourceforge(dot)net>, pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org, Seth Grimes <grimes(at)altaplana(dot)com>
Subject: Re: PostgreSQL derivatives
Date: 2008-06-13 15:15:59
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On Fri, 2008-06-13 at 10:47 -0400, Bruce Momjian wrote:
> Simon Riggs wrote:
> > > > What can
> > > > we do to actively encourage participation from all companies? 
> > > 
> > > I know that JoshB and I are constantly speaking with companies to get
> > > them to contribute (code and otherwise).
> > 
> > Many others do this also, but my concern is with how we can create the
> > right conditions under which contribution is a positive thing for the
> > contributor, not just a charitable, and therefore a more optional, act.
> I am having to read between the lines here, but, Simon, are you worried
> that some companies might contribute so much that other companies will
> not see the value in contributing?

Yes, but its not just the contribution, so much as the external
perception of it. Contributing to MySQL has always been possible for
companies, yet almost none have done so. Since MySQL AB reassumed total
control of the MySQL project the number of postings to hacker lists and
number of external patches has dropped significantly. I don't want
things to go in that direction, so I want PostgreSQL to be very clearly
a multi-company, multi-user effort, in as many ways as practical.

And, yes, I sometimes answer mail to info(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com(dot)

 Simon Riggs 
 PostgreSQL Training, Services and Support

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