On Wed, 2006-12-20 at 10:27 +1300, Andrej Ricnik-Bay wrote:
> 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).

Well of course :), that is why I offered some feedback.

> > 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.

I am not speaking to profit or loss or money at all. I believe that just
the relationship not being productive between the community and the
company could be considered failing.


Joshua D. Drake


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