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Re: Time to work on Press Release 8.0

From: "Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
To: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>,"Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)postgresql(dot)org>,Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>, pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Time to work on Press Release 8.0
Date: 2004-08-12 21:49:08
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On Thu, 12 Aug 2004, Bruce Momjian wrote:

> Joshua D. Drake wrote:
>>>>> Also, the PR should be focused around what we are releasing, not side
>>>>> projects ... Slony-I isn't part of this release, and, IMHO, isn't
>>>>> appropriate as part of the PostgreSQL Server press release ... they
>>>>> should
>>>>> be doing their own Press Release for that.  Focus on what *we* are
>>>>> releasing, not what another project is releasing ...
>>>> Afilias didn't want to do a Slony press release, which is why I want
>>>> to mention it in passing in the main release.  Along with several
>>>> other add-ons.
>> Well -- and although I am notably biased it does seem that it is not
>> quite correct to announce Slony as part of version 8. Slony is not "the"
>> PostgreSQL Replication solution. It is one of many as many have (not
>> just myself) noted.
>> To be fair :) the only thing that makes Slony notable for PostgreSQL is
>> that it is Open Source. There are other replication systems out there
>> that have been working for some time.
> Uh, and we are an open source project --- Slony being "open source"
> seems like a very notable distinction to me.

Yes, Slony is an Open Source project ... it is also one of many 
Replication Solutions for PostgreSQL, so if you are going to mention one, 
you should highlight mention them all ... by focusing on one, you are 
giving it a higher, semi-official, standing which will give readers the 
impression that it is *the* PostgreSQL Replication, not one of many ...

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