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Re: Call from Info World

From: "Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
To: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: "Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)postgresql(dot)org>,Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, Neil Conway <neilc(at)samurai(dot)com>,Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>,Robert Treat <xzilla(at)users(dot)sourceforge(dot)net>,PostgreSQL advocacy <pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Call from Info World
Date: 2003-11-30 18:02:08
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On Sun, 30 Nov 2003, Bruce Momjian wrote:

> Yes, you do, but in the open source world, you need several open source
> projects together to make something similar in functionality to Windows.

Right, what the end user (or distro) has to pull together in a symbiotic
relationship between projects, Microsoft acquires financially :)

> I am not saying that is wrong, and in fact it is often better, but you
> can't make a clear parallel between KDE and Windows, or Samba and
> Windows.  What you could do is to draw similarity between Windows and
> Linux/KDE/Samba, but that is quite a mouthful for people to understand ---
> it is 1 to 3, not one to 1 as it is with Oracle-PostgreSQL.

Only because Windows has 'acquired' the technology and bundled it as it
saw fit ... at one point, they were distinct parts ...

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