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Re: beta testing version

From: Don Baccus <dhogaza(at)pacifier(dot)com>
To: Tom Samplonius <tom(at)sdf(dot)com>
Cc: "Ross J(dot) Reedstrom" <reedstrm(at)rice(dot)edu>, Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, PostgreSQL Development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: beta testing version
Date: 2000-12-02 22:41:34
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At 01:52 PM 12/2/00 -0800, Tom Samplonius wrote:

>  I doubt that.  There is an IB (Interbase) replication option today, but
>you must purchase it.  That isn't so bad actually.  PostgreSQL looks to be
>going that way too:  base functionality is open source, periphial
>companies make money selling extensions.

PostgreSQL, Inc perhaps has that as a game plan.  Thus far Great Bridge claims
to be 100% devoted to the Open Source model.

>  Besides simple master-slave replication is old news anyhow, and not
>terribly useful.  Products like FrontBase ( have full
>shared-nothing cluster support too (FrontBase is commerical).  Clustering
>is a much better solution for redundancy purposes that replication.

I'm not so much concerned about exactly what PG, Inc is planning to offer
as a proprietary piece - I'm purist enough that I worry about what this
signals for their future direction.

If PG, Inc starts doing proprietary chunks, and Great Bridge remains 100%
dedicated to Open Source, I know who I'll want to succeed and prosper.

- Don Baccus, Portland OR <dhogaza(at)pacifier(dot)com>
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