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From: David Costa <geeks(at)dotgeek(dot)org>
To: pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: PHP/Postgresql Advocacy
Date: 2004-02-12 22:33:44
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Hello Everyone!
my name is David Costa and I am the operator of a not for profit 
website, (
This is not my main occupation. I am a full time Professor in a private 
graduate college here in Switzerland
and a direct contributor to PHP via Pear

Dotgeek is focusing on PHP Development and Free Open Source PHP 
Certification. Just today we started to host an official mirror of 
postgresql and
I am extremely trilled by the array of possible advocacy toward  PHP 

I have a number of plans for postgresql advocacy:

- we will host a regular column on PHP/Postgresql development on

These articles and tutorials will increase the public awareness of PHP 
Developers on using postgresql with php development. In my humble 
opinion the general adoption
of mysql by phpdevelopers is partially justified by the short learning 
curve and little awareness on how to configure and use postgresql for 
php development.

- Whilst the site is not for profit we will gladly add a text link to 
donate something to the postgresql project if the visitors like what we 
All donations will link directly to your donation page.

- We regularly host PHP programming marathons (next one in April 
sponsored by Zend, PHPArch, and The Kompany) and we would be glad to 
some promotional materials from your site (e.g. t-shirts) and add them 
as prizes in our contest.

I would really be glad to be part of your advocacy team. My first 
language is Italian so should you need some help with the manual 
translations, let me know.

I look forward to a long term volunteer cooperation!

Thanks again for providing the best relational database!!
Best Regards

David Costa
P.S. side note: I write frequently on several mailing list. Would it be 
possible, for advocacy purposes, to have an email alias (forward) ?
Sorry if this might sound a bit odd, but (as you can see) I am really 
enthusiast about postgresql.


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