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Re: PostgreSQL Certification

From: Diogo Biazus <diogo(at)ikono(dot)com(dot)br>
To: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>
Cc: Andrew Sullivan <andrew(at)libertyrms(dot)info>,pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: PostgreSQL Certification
Date: 2003-10-27 15:44:19
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Josh Berkus wrote:

>I'll concur with this issue; I can't count the number of times I've said 
>"PostgreSQL Inc., a private company not directly associated with the 
>PostgreSQL Global Development Group" when recommending Geoff and his crew.  
>Americans (and presumably others) are just not comfortable thinking about 
>anarchistic organizations (and no, that's not an oxymoron).  They want an 
>Authority to be in charge.  Sort of makes you sad for the state of political 
>consciousness ....
Sure, it happens here in Brazil in a similar way.

>Anyway, regarding certification, I was more thinking that one-to-several of 
>the current PG support vendors would develop a curriculum, and then several 
>major contributors + core group members would review & approve it. 
That's a good idea, but to review that curriculum it would be good to 
have some predefined criteria, that's when the standard comes.

>I do think we need a foundation (and will have one) but for fundraising only; it's 
>important that such a foundation have no authority over the program.
I agree, but in the case of the certification the foundation could be 
responsible for approving the curriliculum with major contributors + 
core group members.

>And I do think it's important that we don't end up with 4 competing 
>certifications each supported by only one vendor.  That way lies madness.
Here in Brazil we already have 2 certification programs, and the way 
that PgSQL is becoming popular around here I expect this number to grow 
in a near future. If it's dificult to make a standard now, maybe in some 
years it will become nearly impossible.

My Regards,

Diogo Biazus

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