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Re: bad advocacy by TWiki bigwig

From: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org, Koen Martens <pgsql(at)metro(dot)cx>
Subject: Re: bad advocacy by TWiki bigwig
Date: 2008-02-16 18:19:27
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Josh Berkus wrote:
> Koen,
>> I'm an active member of the TWiki community, which is an open source
>> structured wiki. We had a community summit these past two days. It was in
>> the US, and i attended virtually, one of the attendants was not too
>> positive about PostgreSQL:
> Nah, apparently Rod just wants to trive Twiki towards a VC-funded model for 
> revenue, and is slanting his arguments to back that up.  Note that every one 
> of the projects he admires is single-company VC-controlled OSS.
> If I were a member of the Twiki community, I'd want to keep a close eye on 
> Rod.

I would second this. If you look at projects with contributing community 
most are not led by a single entity. I can think of a few 
(Fedora/Redhat) but MySQL certainly doesn't qualify. For the most part, 
the strongest amongst the open source community that have commercial 
interest are lead by a diverse crowd of community members, contributors, 
competitors and friends.


Joshua D. Drake

P.S. Hi EDB.

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