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Re: Wiki clarification

From: "Greg Sabino Mullane" <greg(at)turnstep(dot)com>
To: pgsql-www(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Wiki clarification
Date: 2011-03-02 03:36:48
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Magnus asks:
> Should we also move things like lists of support providers etc to the
> wiki, so the companies can put more of their info in there? Seems to
> be a pretty similar case?

I don't know. It is tempting, as it is far easier to edit the wiki than 
it is to gain the rights to the catalog and then use it. My vote is 
for wiki-fying the catalog and then locking the pages. (Have you ever 
seen the software catalog show up in a Google search?)

>> In short, I'd like to see more on the wiki, commerical or no, I think 
>> we're a mature enough community to be able to self-police any blatant 
>> commercial abuse of the wiki.

> As long as you define where the line is between "use" and "abuse".
> Especially in the context of the community, that's not necessarily
> trivial. Some people consider the one page posted there to be abuse.
> Some people consider a single blog post including a link to a
> commercial product abuse. Others don't. So it needs to be defined -
> both for those poor bastards who are supposed to police it, and for
> those who will eventually end up getting policed because they didn't
> know where the line was. With a clear policy, it makes life easier for
> both those.

Sure, and that's why I said "blatant". I'm all for a good policy, but I 
also think the project is better served in the long run with a 
permissive rather than a restrictive policy. We're a non-profit project, 
so to speak, but the survival and growth of commerical entities 
supporting Postgres should be encouraged.

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Greg Sabino Mullane greg(at)turnstep(dot)com
End Point Corporation
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