Christopher Kings-Lynne wrote: <snip>
Definitely. Forgot to mention this before, but my gf (Carol Ioanni <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>) is taking the next couple of weeks to assist us pretty much "full time" as thankfully she has some spare time on her hands for a bit. :)We found out all sorts of interesting places that PostgreSQL is being used: a large Australian Telco, several restaurants in the Perth area, the Debian inventory system and the Katie revision control system. It is also being evaluated for process control analysis at a steel plant. Maybe we should chase some people for case studies?
She's been pointed towards our urgent need for Case Studies and has already begun working with a couple of places to assist them in getting them done. We have a "standard waiver" that places need to sign so we're legally in the clear, and a *very* professionally created Case Study Worksheet (donated by Sales.Org for the use of all Free / Open Source Software projects) that places work through and which gives us a very presentable result.
Carol should be a real expert at making Case Studies pretty soon now is my guess, as that's all she's going to be doing. ;-)
If people could ask the places they have contact with, and whom are using PostgreSQL in significant ways, if they'd be happy to be a reference PostgreSQL Case Study, that would be great. Some places might ask what's in it for them (it's been happening now and again), and pretty much we can tangibly say they'll be included in the PostgreSQL Advocacy and Marketing site's "Case Studies" section, and we'll be making downloadable PDF's of the Case Studies as well so that people can distribute them as needed (i.e. to their CIOs/CEOs/CTOs/etc).
For all places that are happy to get involved in this way, please email Carol directly and bring her into the conversation so that we can get them using the same Case Study Worksheet, get the waiver signed, and start grouping and placing the Case Studies appropriately in the Case Studies section.
For further background info, the present page views per day of the Advocacy and Marketing site from when the new PostgreSQL portal page went live (broken into week long groupings) are:
5/Jan/03: 2203: +++++++++++++++
6/Jan/03: 3983: +++++++++++++++++++++++++++
7/Jan/03: 4493: ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
8/Jan/03: 4889: +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
9/Jan/03: 4364: ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
10/Jan/03: 3513: ++++++++++++++++++++++++
11/Jan/03: 2112: +++++++++++++++
12/Jan/03: 2735: +++++++++++++++++++
13/Jan/03: 4405: ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
14/Jan/03: 4226: +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
15/Jan/03: 3752: ++++++++++++++++++++++++++
16/Jan/03: 3467: ++++++++++++++++++++++++
17/Jan/03: 3808: ++++++++++++++++++++++++++
18/Jan/03: 1932: +++++++++++++
19/Jan/03: 1777: ++++++++++++
20/Jan/03: 3641: +++++++++++++++++++++++++
21/Jan/03: 4025: +++++++++++++++++++++++++++
22/Jan/03: 3643: +++++++++++++++++++++++++
23/Jan/03: 3310: +++++++++++++++++++++++
24/Jan/03: 4242: +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
25/Jan/03: 2749: +++++++++++++++++++
26/Jan/03: 2834: +++++++++++++++++++
27/Jan/03: 4010: +++++++++++++++++++++++++++
28/Jan/03: 4081: ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Not huge, but not bad for the first version of the site either. Since the Advocacy and Marketing site isn't very large, it means the case studies added there generally do get looked at.
Regards and best wishes,
-- "My grandfather once told me that there are two kinds of people: those who work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was less competition there." - Indira Gandhi
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