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Re: List of regional contacts up, please revise!

From: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>
To: pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Cc: Simon Riggs <simon(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>
Subject: Re: List of regional contacts up, please revise!
Date: 2004-11-19 00:01:17
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> Of course it does not. Thats a contentious way of phrasing a potentially
> sensitive issue, and I am not happy about that phrasing. Nobody said
> anything about lumping anybody together with anyone, and I was at pains
> to use the official name of ROI, to ensure respect to that country. I
> presume you meant no offence, so will say no more.

Sorry!  Taking pains to be sensitive about an issue, instead I was offensive.  

> If anybody wishes to veto my suggestion, I have no problem. I also said
> "until we find a better spokesperson". Less is better for me, but not
> for PostgreSQL: You've edited out my reason for bringing this up:
> there's 100 million people in European countries who don't have a
> spokesperson listed. I've only suggested taking on some of the smaller
> ones off that list.

Well, I was hoping to get other people's opinions on this.    I'm of two minds 
myself; I'd like to hear some other people weigh in.  If I didn't think it 
was worth discussing, I wouldn't have posted a lengthy reply.

> I wouldn't ever presume to speak about any country other than my own,
> but I can speak about PostgreSQL in my almost fluent English, which is
> the first or second language in all of those I mention. The alternative
> is to appear not to care about those countries.

Could be, what do people think?

> > Mexico & Central America		Alvaro
> > Pacific Islands				Gavin
> > East Asia					Shridhar or JPUG
> Yes, definitely. My focus was on the "EMEA region" and Europe in
> particular.

I'm also wondering about Asia.   Unlike Europe, SE Asia (at least) does not 
tend to share common "second lanugages" so I'm wondering if recommending a 
contact in Japan or India is any better than recommending no contact at all.



Josh Berkus
Aglio Database Solutions
San Francisco

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