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Re: Time to work on Press Release 8.0

From: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
To: Andrew Sullivan <andrew(at)ca(dot)afilias(dot)info>,Andrew Sullivan <ajs(at)crankycanuck(dot)ca>, pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Time to work on Press Release 8.0
Date: 2004-08-13 22:58:13
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Andrew Sullivan wrote:
> I also think it's important because this year at OSCON we heard
> repeated remarks of "we're using PostgreSQL, and you can quote me on
> it."  That's new, and it needs to be nurtured.  The primary way to
> nurture that in the business climate is to say it many more times,
> preferably over loudspeakers -- i.e. in press releases.

I've been to several conventions and exhibitions of highly varying kind, 
and I've never heard anyone say, "we would like to use PostgreSQL, but 
our misinformed boss won't allow it".  It's always about, when is this 
feature coming out, I would like to use it if you only had that, I 
would like to use it but I hear it's hard to administer, how does it 
compare to MySQL, how do you do replication, does it run on Windows.  
All these questions would be beautifully answered if we just report 
about the features.  None of these questions would be answered if we 
talked about what level of corporate sponsorship we have.  Those are 
the facts I can give you.  If you have a different experience, maybe we 
need to reanalyze the market before going further.

Peter Eisentraut

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