On 12/20/06, Joshua D. Drake <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
I think my overall thought is the tone seems a bit non-gracious to companies, when IMO the community should be actively courting companies to give resources. If companies feel unwelcome, they won't give.
I appreciate that, but then Bruce' aim was (or at least that's how I interpreted it) to point out difficulties that he as a long time member of the postgres hacker community sees; it would be a bit weird to expect him to write something from the perspective of a company (even though he conceivably could as an employee of enterprisedb).
Of which, the community learning or my take that if we ignore one over the other it is destined to fail?
I meant the failure bit, sorry for the poor quoting.
I don't really want to bring up the first point as it has been hashed over and over. It lends to the project management, todo list, milestone debacle :)
The second point is that if the community ignores the company trying to give resources, the company is likely to ignore the community and thus we both fail (and vice versa).
I guess it depends on how you define "fail" for a group that hasn't set its mind on making profit.
Sincerely, Joshua D. Drkae
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