On Sat, Apr 30, 2016 at 8:46 PM, Joshua Drake <j...@commandprompt.com> wrote: > Oh, absolutely. I was just pointing out how a lot of companies are hoarding > talent internally for no productive purpose.
Wow, really? I disagree both with the idea that this is happening and with your characterization of it. First, there are lots of people contributing code to PostgreSQL right now. To look at the just the last CommitFest, we've got multiple people from all of Crunchy Data, 2ndQuadrant, EnterpriseDB, Postgres Pro, and NTT; plus Julien Rouhaud from Dalibo and Peter Geoghegan at Heroku and Michael Paquier at VMware, among many others. I'm not sure anyone at CommandPrompt submitted a patch, though. :-) Second, when people don't contribute as much as you think they should to the PostgreSQL community, I don't think that necessarily means their employer is doing something wrong. Sometimes, it may be the employee's choice to spend more time on consulting or support or whatever else they are doing; maybe that's what they like to do. At other times, it may be the thing that has to be done to pay the bills, and I think that's legitimate, too. People have a right to earning a living, and companies have to make money to keep paying their employees. Let's respect people and companies for what they do contribute, rather than labeling it as not good enough. -- Robert Haas EnterpriseDB: http://www.enterprisedb.com The Enterprise PostgreSQL Company -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (email@example.com) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers