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Re: PostgreSQL is the "Database of the year"

From: Robert Treat <xzilla(at)users(dot)sourceforge(dot)net>
To: Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>
Cc: pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org, "Jonah H(dot) Harris" <jonah(dot)harris(at)gmail(dot)com>, Selena Deckelmann <selenamarie(at)gmail(dot)com>
Subject: Re: PostgreSQL is the "Database of the year"
Date: 2008-01-19 16:49:02
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On Saturday 19 January 2008 06:24, Magnus Hagander wrote:
> Robert Treat wrote:
> > On Friday 18 January 2008 17:43, Jonah H. Harris wrote:
> >> On Jan 18, 2008 5:34 PM, Selena Deckelmann <selenamarie(at)gmail(dot)com> wrote:
> >>> On Jan 18, 2008 2:23 PM, Greg Smith <gsmith(at)gregsmith(dot)com> wrote:
> >>>> PostgreSQL has recently been announced's "Database Tool
> >>>> or Add-in" Product of the Year for 2008. This follows 5 consecutive
> >>>> Editor's Choice Awards for "Best Database" from LinuxJournal.
> >>>
> >>> +1 for directness and +1 for mentioning the earlier awards in the same
> >>> breath.
> >>
> >> +1 for not being too marketroidal
> >
> > IMHO this is a distraction to the point of the press release, which is to
> > tell people we have a new version of the software.  If people really
> > think this is an important item, then we should 1) Change the main blurb
> > on the web page, 2) Add a news item to the pgsql news list on the main
> > website, 3) Send an email to pgsql-announce with mini-press release of
> > the event, and 4) Drop a note to our press-friendlies about the
> > occurance, positioned something like "on the eve of releasing PostgreSQL
> > 8.3, the database has nabbed yet another award" (this could be similar
> > working to the mini-release for announce).
> FWIW, #2 was already done by Berkus, but nobody had approved it for some
> reason. Said nobody includes you, so you should already have known about
> that one :P

I'm not arguing that I should not have known, but I will note no one responded 
to me when I asked on Tuesday if poeple were getting website notifications, 
and that I wasn't.  

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

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