On Tue, 2006-12-19 at 23:17 -0500, Tom Lane wrote: > "Joshua D. Drake" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > > On Tue, 2006-12-19 at 22:54 -0500, Tom Lane wrote: > >> So, I suppose you can give us ten examples of thriving companies based > >> on private forks of dead open-source projects? > > > MySQL? (sorry couldn't resist). > > Uh, no, because that was never a genuine open-source (as in > community-owned, community-driven) project --- MySQL AB has always > owned it --- lock, stock, barrel and every single major developer. > Plastering a GPL license on the top of the code tree doesn't > make it into a community project. > > Illustra/Ingres would be a valid counterexample in our own historical > tradition, except that they've thrown in the towel recently IIRC?
Ingres is opensource again yes. http://www.ingres.com/ . Joshua D. Drake > > I'm not aware of too many more. Like I said, if you want to establish > this as the typical case, name ten examples. > > regards, tom lane > -- === 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 4: Have you searched our list archives? http://archives.postgresql.org