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Re: Start-Up of the European Group

From: Oleg Bartunov <oleg(at)sai(dot)msu(dot)su>
To: Gabriele Bartolini <gabriele(dot)bartolini(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Start-Up of the European Group
Date: 2007-04-21 09:17:14
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it's nice to see your initiative. I'd like to participate in 
PG Europe. Actually, I have some proposals about PG Europe and it'd
be nice to meet in PgDay to discuss.

On Sat, 21 Apr 2007, Gabriele Bartolini wrote:

> Hi guys,
>  sorry but these days have been hectic on my side (not just work, however). 
> I guess it is time to start a concrete and productive discussion on how to 
> set a European Group of PostgreSQL users. I have gathered some information, 
> thanks to the contacts I have made within the Open Source Working Group of 
> the Italian Government which I am involved in.
>  I have perceived a diffused interest on this topic from almost every PG 
> developer/user that is participating to the list. Also, the fact that PGDay 
> 2007 already has a few people registered from European countries, is an 
> important sign.
>  Anyway, I believe that it would be good to dedicate a private mailing list 
> on this topic for gathering ideas and contributions and, at the same time, 
> have a web space (maybe a wiki, as Federico suggested) where to report the 
> decisions and the drafts that are taken by the group for its official start 
> up.
>  As I said, I already have an idea on the nature of the organisation 
> (legally recognised in every country of the EU), however, I prefer to discuss 
> it with everyone. It goes without saying that, should we decided to start 
> such a thing, it is going to be a real commitment for the participants. I am 
> not afraid of that, but it must be a group of responsible people willing to 
> dedicate time and efforts on this cause. :)
> Ciao,
> Gabriele

Oleg Bartunov, Research Scientist, Head of AstroNet (,
Sternberg Astronomical Institute, Moscow University, Russia
Internet: oleg(at)sai(dot)msu(dot)su,
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