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Re: The big MySQL spin

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Christopher Browne <cbbrowne(at)acm(dot)org>
Cc: pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: The big MySQL spin
Date: 2004-03-12 02:51:43
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Christopher Browne wrote:
> In the last exciting episode, chriskl(at)familyhealth(dot)com(dot)au (Christopher Kings-Lynne) wrote:
> >> What I find fascinating is how MySQL manages to declare how
> >> autocratic they are, and make it seem like a good thing.
> >
> > OMG.  Quotes like this just make me want to vomit:
> >
> > "While something like PostgreSQL or Berkeley DB are straight
> > democracies," he explained, "MySQL -- and JBoss, to an extent -- are
> > more akin to representative democracies, such we have here in the
> > U.S. It's more efficient over the long haul."
> It's just complete nonsense; some sort of claimed "spin" presumably
> for the purpose of having _some_ sort of response to Bruce's comments
> about 'community.'
> If anything, PostgreSQL is the _only_ one of the lot having something
> akin to "representative democracy."  If I want to get a feature in, I
> need to go and find a "representative" in Core to champion that
> feature.  Seems pretty "representative" to me.

You don't need core buy-in to get a patch applied.  Core may make
suggestions, as others will, before it finally gets in, but you can
shoot for a vote anytime.

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