Re: Companies Contributing to Open Source

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
Cc: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>, Andrej Ricnik-Bay <andrej(dot)groups(at)gmail(dot)com>, Gurjeet Singh <singh(dot)gurjeet(at)gmail(dot)com>, PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Companies Contributing to Open Source
Date: 2006-12-20 03:04:33
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"Joshua D. Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com> writes:
>> I remember the president of Great Bridge
>> saying that the company needs the community, but not visa-vera --- if
>> the company dies, the community keeps going (as it did after Great
>> Bridge, without a hickup), but if the community dies, the company dies
>> too.

> I 95% agree here. If EDB or CMD were go to down in flames, it could hurt
> the community quite a bit.

Josh, I hate to burst your bubble, but Great Bridge employed a much
larger fraction of the hacker-community-at-the-time than either EDB or
CMD do today. We survived that, and if EDB or CMD or Greenplum or the
entire lot went down tomorrow, we'd survive that too.

regards, tom lane

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