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Re: Call from Info World

From: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>
To: Alvaro Herrera Munoz <alvherre(at)dcc(dot)uchile(dot)cl>,Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Robert Treat <xzilla(at)users(dot)sourceforge(dot)net>,PostgreSQL advocacy <pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Call from Info World
Date: 2003-11-21 16:41:39
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> Gnome is a big project involving lots of people and lots of corporations,
> but it's not controlled by any one of them.  I _think_ it's similar to
> PostgreSQL in that there is a core of people that could be said to
> "control" it.

Though to hear about it second-hand, the corporations involved collectively 
control it; that is, Sun, Ximian, IBM, Novell, and a couple of others all 
have execs on the Gnome board and independant contributors don't get any say.  
Mind you, this is from a Debian person bitching about it at LinuxWorld 2003, 
so they may have been exaggerating ....

That's very different from our project, where corporations have sway over 
their contributor-employees, and sometimes not even that.

Josh Berkus
Aglio Database Solutions
San Francisco

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