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Re: InformationWeek article on PostgreSQL

From: "Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
To: Robert Treat <xzilla(at)users(dot)sourceforge(dot)net>
Cc: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>,pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: InformationWeek article on PostgreSQL
Date: 2004-07-21 17:42:49
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On Wed, 21 Jul 2004, Robert Treat wrote:

> On Wed, 2004-07-21 at 11:33, Marc G. Fournier wrote:
>> On Wed, 21 Jul 2004, Bruce Momjian wrote:
>>> Guys who would contact Geoff Davidson about PostgreSQL (sorry Geoff)
>>> know so little about us that it is not even worth the paper it is
>>> printed on.
>> Based on what do you jump to the conclusion that he "knows so little about
>> us"?  Geoff, surprisingly enough, has a mindset of (to my chagrin at
>> times) techie first, businessmen second ... he knows *more* about us then
>> the average salesman out there pushing any database knows, and most of
>> that is from almost 5 years of having Thomas, Vadim and I beating it into
>> him.  In fact, from day 1, he had enough understanding of what OSS was,
>> and how it worked, to know that to do anything that could/would harm it is
>> "a Bad Thing", and in all his business dealings concerning PostgreSQL, he
>> has striven(sp?) to take the "OSS ground" as required ...
>> Based on your one sentence above, its easier for me to come to the
>> conclusion that "you know so little about Geoff that I'm surprised you
>> even wasted the bandwidth on it", then it is for you to come to *your*
>> conclusion based on nadda ...
> easy now... Bruce was saying that the *reporter* knows so little about
> us; not questioning Geoff's knowledge.

Oops, apologies to Bruce here ... re-reading his original, you are 
correct ... I mis-read it the first (and second) time before responding ;( 
Sorry Bruce ...

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