Cesar Suga wrote: > Hi, > > I also wrote Bruce about that. > > It happens that, if you 'freely advertise' commercial solutions (rather > than they doing so by other vehicles) you will always happen to be an > 'updater' to the docs if they change their product lines, if they change > their business model, if and if.
That is no different than the open source offerings. We have had several open source offerings that have died over the years. Replicator, for example has always been Replicator and has been around longer than any of the current replication solutions. > > If you cite a commercial solution, as a fair game you should cite *all* > of them. No. That doesn't make any sense either. I assume we aren't going to list all PostgreSQL OSS replication solutions (there are at least a dozen or more). You list the ones that are stable in their existence (commercial or not). > If one enterprise has the right to be listed in the > documentation, all of them might, as you will never be favouring one of > them. You are looking at this the wrong way. This isn't about *any* enterprise. It is about a PostgreSQL Solution. There happens to be two or three known working open source solutions, and two or three known working commercial solutions. > > That's the main motivation to write this. Moreover, if there are also > commercial solutions for high-end installs and they are cited as > providers to those solutions, it (to a point) disencourages those of > gathering themselves and writing open source extensions to PostgreSQL. > No it doesn't. Because there is always the, "It want's to be free!" crowd. > If people (who read the documentation) professionally work with > PostgreSQL, they may already have been briefed by those commercial > offerings in some way. Maybe, maybe not. Sincerely, Joshua D. Drake -- === The PostgreSQL Company: Command Prompt, Inc. === Sales/Support: +1.503.667.4564 || 24x7/Emergency: +1.800.492.2240 Providing the most comprehensive PostgreSQL solutions since 1997 http://www.commandprompt.com/ Donate to the PostgreSQL Project: http://www.postgresql.org/about/donate ---------------------------(end of broadcast)--------------------------- TIP 2: Don't 'kill -9' the postmaster