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Re: The big MySQL spin

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>,Neil Conway <neilc(at)samurai(dot)com>,Christopher Kings-Lynne <chriskl(at)familyhealth(dot)com(dot)au>,josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com, pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: The big MySQL spin
Date: 2004-03-11 14:29:42
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On Thu, 11 Mar 2004, Bruce Momjian wrote:

> Yea, you are right.  We just try to make it look like a democracy, and a
> damn good job at it.  :-)

Apparently too good :)  Actually, if you think the MySQL/JBoss guys got
the democracy thing out of your papers, you *might* want to re-word them
to put forth the 'benevalent oligarchy' perceptions vs democracy ... to be
honest, I think the major mistake that the article had in it *was* that it
label'd OSS as generally democratic ... in most cases, it isn't ...

FreeBSD has a 'core', Linux has Linus ... there is always a "controlling
power" at the top of the food chain ... whether or not they impose their
will often (or ever) is another story, but its still there ...

Myself, I tend to think of OSS more in terms of "the Corporation" ... the
core is the board of directors who *generally* stay out of the day-to-day
operations, but tends to oversee much of it in case something got awry ...

Marc G. Fournier           Hub.Org Networking Services (
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