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Re: PostgreSQL History Document

From: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: "Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Cc: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>,elein <elein(at)varlena(dot)com>, Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>,pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org,Robert Bernier <robertb(at)sraapowergres(dot)com>
Subject: Re: PostgreSQL History Document
Date: 2004-12-04 05:55:23
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Marc G. Fournier wrote:

> On Sat, 4 Dec 2004, Bruce Momjian wrote:
>> elein wrote:
>>>    PgSQL,INC
>>>    In 2000, Postgres, Inc. was formed with Marc Fournier as
>>>    President/Director as a corporate front to PostgreSQL and to
>>>    offer the corporate world commercial support for the product.
>>>    The relationship between PostgreSQL and PgSQL, Inc has always
>>>    been symbiotic.  Core developers were and are part of PgSQL, Inc.
>> I don't think PgSQL, Inc can be called a "corporate front to
>> PostgreSQL".  It is a PostgreSQL support company, and provides free
>> hosting services to the project.  I also wouldn't use the word
>> "symbiotic".  We could say Great Bridge was also "symbiotic" but it
>> conotates an equality between the two entities that isn't accurate.
> When it was formed in 2000, that was its intent, since there was none 
> ... 'corporate front' != 'controlling organization' ...

Perhaps the issue is the wording:

 The relationship between PostgreSQL and PgSQL, Inc has always 
 been symbiotic.

Which I would think is no longer accurate.


Joshua D. Drake

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