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Re: Postgresql mentioned on Newsforge MySQL article

From: Robert Treat <xzilla(at)users(dot)sourceforge(dot)net>
To: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org, Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, Tony Caduto <tony_caduto(at)amsoftwaredesign(dot)com>
Subject: Re: Postgresql mentioned on Newsforge MySQL article
Date: 2006-08-30 22:26:13
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On Wednesday 30 August 2006 16:48, Joshua D. Drake wrote:
> Martijn van Oosterhout wrote:
> > On Wed, Aug 30, 2006 at 01:54:56PM -0400, Robert Treat wrote:
> >> Seems they are fast where it counts... namely getting a team of
> >> developers on top of the contest so they come out shining.  Too bad
> >> people in this community don't see the value of paying people to do
> >> advocacy related development.
> >
> > I don't remember this ever being mentioned on the lists? I never heard
> > of it. Maybe if it had been mentioned here it would've got more
> > attention?
> >

FWIW it was mentioned and discussed on the german postgresql list.

> > It's true there isn't a group here looking for competitions to enter...
> >
> I *think* Robert's point is that a paid advocate may have actually been
> looking for this type of thing to come up and would help organize an
> effort.

Right... these types of things come up all the time, whether they be 
benchmarks, contests, tutorials, or just general application support, and all 
of the commercial database companies (ie. oracle, ibm, ms, mysql) have people 
on staff to point at these tasks.  The community has been good about full 
time developers working on core, but seems to overlook all of the other areas 
that you can point a paid developer that will increase adoption.  

Robert Treat
Build A Brighter LAMP :: Linux Apache {middleware} PostgreSQL

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