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Re: [SQL] Aggregates and Indexes

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>
Cc: Adam Erickson <adamre(at)cox(dot)net>, pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org,pgsql-sql(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [SQL] Aggregates and Indexes
Date: 2002-08-04 00:43:30
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Oh, sure I understand.  There were a number of people mentioning the
core issue.  What the core/major folks do is more give information about
historical or practical ideas behind certain issues, so in that way they
do have a strong voice, but only in the way their ideas effect other
people's opinions and votes.


Josh Berkus wrote:
> Bruce,
> > I have seen a few mentions in the past weeks about core vs. non-core
> > developers.  I should reiterate that the core group feels there is no
> > distinction between the opinions of the core people and the other
> > major
> > developers.  Everyone gets just one vote.
> Which is why it's important that us peripheral developers make sure you
> get the respect you deserve, since you're so un-assertive. <grin>
> Why I often make a comment like that in my messages is that, as a
> strictly *documentation* contributor, I often make mistaken assumptions
> about why some things in Postgres work the way they do.   Heck, even
> when I'm right, I'm usually just parroting something you, Tom, or
> Stephan have told me.
> Or, to put it another way:  given the number of questions I field on
> this list, and the stuff I write for Techdocs and elsewhere, there is a
> tendency from the public to assume that I am a "big wheel" in the
> PostgreSQL project.   Which I am not.   I've been here for a while,
> yes, but by no means do my contributions equal in scope, importance, or
> dedication the contributions of you, Tom, Stephan, Peter, Thomas, Joe,
> or two dozen other contributors whose names don't spring immediately to
> mind.    
> Further, I do not consult with the PostgreSQL "global development team"
> before mouthing off; my opinions are mine, not those of the postgresql
> project.
> Thus, the comment in so many of my e-mails of "I am not a core
> developer."
> Capisce?
> -Josh Berkus
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