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Re: sustainable development

From: Sam Mason
Subject: Re: sustainable development
Date: Mon, 17 Aug 2009 13:15:57 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

On Mon, Aug 17, 2009 at 09:21:07AM +0200, address@hidden wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 15, 2009 at 03:40:19PM +0100, Sam Mason wrote:
> > Maybe you could look at how EnterpriseDB or CommandPrompt operate.
> EnterpriseDB is proprietary software; please don'n recommend it here.

Interesting response and not a great way to build community, how about
giving me the benefit of the doubt?

I mentioned them because they run a commercial organization that
contributes a lot to the free software world--I didn't mean to recommend
their non-free version of PG.  They employ a large number of the core
contributors to Postgres and this seems like a good thing to me.  The
fact that they have to support these developers by selling a non-free
version just seems to be a reflection of the current market to me.

> CommandPrompt seems to be fine though -- another nice example of a
> successful free software company :-)

Please be aware that "nice" here is very loaded with your conceptions of
what a "good" software company should be.  I'm not saying it's good or
bad, just to be aware that you're making some pretty broad statements.

BTW, I'm in academia so it's in my interest to be open and release
things, other entities have other goals and I wouldn't want to impinge
upon them unless they were forcing their desires on me.

  Sam  http://samason.me.uk/

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