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Re: beta testing version

From: Adam Haberlach <adam(at)newsnipple(dot)com>
To: Don Baccus <dhogaza(at)pacifier(dot)com>
Cc: Thomas Lockhart <lockhart(at)alumni(dot)caltech(dot)edu>, PostgreSQL Development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: beta testing version
Date: 2000-12-03 05:29:04
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On Sat, Dec 02, 2000 at 07:32:14PM -0800, Don Baccus wrote:
> At 02:58 AM 12/3/00 +0000, Thomas Lockhart wrote:
> >> PostgreSQL, Inc perhaps has that as a game plan.
> >> I'm not so much concerned about exactly what PG, Inc is planning to offer
> >> as a proprietary piece - I'm purist enough that I worry about what this


> >As soon as you find a business model which does not require income, let
> >me know.
> Red herring, and you know it.  The question isn't whether or not your business
> generates income, but how it generates income.

	So far, Open Source doesn't.  The VA Linux IPO made ME some income,
but I'm not sure that was part of their plan...

> Your comment is the classic one tossed out by closed-source, proprietary
> software advocates who dismiss open source software out-of-hand.  
> Couldn't you think of something better, at least?  Like ... something 
> original?
> > The .com'ers are trying it at the moment, and there seems to be
> >a few flaws... ;)
> That's a horrible analogy, and I suspect you know it, but at least it is
> original.

	It wasn't an analogy.

	In any case, can we create pgsql-politics so we don't have to go over
this issue every three months?  Can we create pgsql-benchmarks while we
are at it, to take care of the other thread that keeps popping up?

Adam Haberlach           |"California's the big burrito, Texas is the big
adam(at)newsnipple(dot)com      | taco ... and following that theme, Florida is| the big tamale ... and the only tamale that 
'88 EX500                | counts any more." -- Dan Rather 

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