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Re: PostgreSQL Europe statutes : recap

From: Hans-Juergen Schoenig <hs(at)cybertec(dot)at>
To: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
Cc: Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>, Gabriele Bartolini <gabriele(dot)bartolini(at)gmail(dot)com>, damien clochard <damien(at)dalibo(dot)info>, pgeu-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: PostgreSQL Europe statutes : recap
Date: 2008-01-21 16:13:29
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On Jan 21, 2008, at 5:06 PM, Joshua D. Drake wrote:

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> On Mon, 21 Jan 2008 17:00:55 +0100
> Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net> wrote:
>>> I believe this cannot be left out. I am for 'b'. Companies are not
>>> members. Only individuals are members.

My very personal opinion on this is that the influence of companies  
on this group should be as minimal as possible.
I would also try to make sure that only real persons can be members.
PostgreSQL has grown as a community project and it has become a good  
solution from a technical point of view because it did not "belong"  
to a company.
Anything which makes us leave this path is dangerous.
A European user group should be a community thing - not a cheap forum  
for companies.

>> Why shouldn't it be possible to leave it out?
>> (And for the record, I'm for 'b' as well, but i'd rather keep it out
>> completely)
> One reason would be the make it very clear exactly what the  
> expectation
> of a Companies influence within the organization will be. If you leave
> it arbitrary, is essentially can be voted differently by the board at
> any time.
> Sincerely,
> Joshua D. Drkae

As I mentioned before - maybe we can simply reduce company influence  
to an absolute minimum.
I am also part of a PostgreSQL consulting company and I truly believe  
that our strongest argument for PostgreSQL is that PostgreSQL is not  
controlled by one single company.
This gives customers a good choice and it gives security.

	best regards,


Cybertec Schönig & Schönig GmbH
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