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Re: Time to work on Press Release 8.0

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
Cc: "Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)postgresql(dot)org>,Jan Wieck <JanWieck(at)Yahoo(dot)com>, Dan Langille <dan(at)langille(dot)org>,pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Time to work on Press Release 8.0
Date: 2004-08-14 01:46:33
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I have replied with my personal opinion in another email.

Below you have clearly expressed your opinion on the matter and now we
should decide as a community if we should follow your suggested


Joshua D. Drake wrote:
> > What typically happens is that the company has had 1-2 years to recover
> > their costs and make a profit, and they usually donate the code to the
> > project, give us the code to take the parts we can make use of, or just
> > abandon the project and move all their customers to the community
> > solution.  However, sometimes things don't work that cleanly.
> > 
> > Do we promote proprietary add-on software, and if so, how?  And if there
> > are similar open-source solutions, does that affect the issue?
> Well let me be clear on a couple of things with this.
> 1. I do not expect the community to be Command Prompt's marketing arm.
> 2. I do not expect better billing than an OSS component.
> The most obvious example of course is what started all of this which
> was Slony-I/Mammoth Replicator.
> I have zero problem with the mention, of Slony in the press release. I 
> do believe that it is a good product and CMD will make a ton of money 
> supporting it. So the more presence it receives the better.
> However, I also believe that Mammoth Replicator would deserve equal
> mention, especially since Mammoth Replicator is more mature and they 
> really are different products that serve a similar but not identical 
> purpose.
> Also specifically for 8.0 it may be of interest to note that Slony won't 
> currently run on what is about to be our most popular platform, Windows.
> However Mammoth Replicator will.
> So in answer to your second question, I would say no I don't believe 
> that it effects the issue. If there is an OSS component that serves the 
> same purpose by all means reflect that. I just feel that we may be 
> potentially ignoring a very important piece of the community by not 
> highlighting closed source products that utilize PostgreSQL.
> I would say, either promote all relevant add on software or promote none.
> Sincerely,
> Joshua D. Drake
> > 
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