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Re: [HACKERS] Companies involved in development

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Andrew Sullivan <andrew(at)libertyrms(dot)info>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org, pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] Companies involved in development
Date: 2002-08-15 17:52:36
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I am willing to talk to anyone about this.  There is a reason my phone
number is in my signature (note new phone number;  I just moved.)

Also, I am willing to make trips to companies to talk about PostgreSQL.
I can't make 100's of trips a year, but I try to do at least on a month.
I just did one last week. If your company is interested in funding or a
visit to talk about PostgreSQL, I am ready.  Also, for the advocacy
site, I will be putting together a list of people around the world who
are ready to talk via phone or visit about PostgreSQL.

I am a little bogged down on the pre-beta issue, but plan to hit this
full force once beta begins.


Andrew Sullivan wrote:
> I think I spelled -advocacy correctly this time.
> On Thu, Aug 15, 2002 at 05:34:13PM +0200, Hans-J?rgen Sch?nig wrote:
> > I think it would be a huge benefit for the community to have some more 
> > company-funding. This would lead to the implementation of some features 
> > people need urgently (replication in the core and so forth). On the 
> > For a company PostgreSQL definitely is an interesting area to invest 
> > because it has proven to be a good product and there are just minor 
> > things (sync. replication - eg. Postgres-R) missing to make it a real 
> > enterprise database. The support of the community of more than just 
> > optimal and it is an interesting subject.
> > Also: It would be interesting to have a special section on the website 
> > where people can post that they need money to implement something really 
> > useful. I guess there'd be a lot of people who'd pay for replication or 
> > things like that if they knew more.
> Some time ago, I posted that I was looking for people interested in
> making the replication stuff complete.  I'm still working on that
> (and I _may_ be getting somewhere, BTW), but there is a lot of work
> to be done there, and I think quite a bit of high-quality code needs
> to be written.  And that high-quiality code requires high-quality
> developers.
> Now, it strikes me that sometimes, several companies might be able to
> afford to subsidise this sort of development, if only they had a way
> of getting together to do this.  I find that the corporate folks here
> really like the idea of "co-development".  The idea is to spread the
> risk, where everyone gets the return.  Can anyone think of an idea of
> how to set up some sort of organisation to do this?  Or maybe, are
> commercial organisations like PostgreSQL the best answer?  The
> problem is frequently that the names of the funders frequently need
> to remain secret-ish, because a lot of companies are reluctant to
> discuss using Postgres.
> Any suggestions?  I know I'd have an easier sell to support this sort
> of development if we didn't have to foot the whole bill.
> A
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