Re: [HACKERS] Increased company involvement - Mailing list pgsql-advocacy

From Robert Treat
Subject Re: [HACKERS] Increased company involvement
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Just wanted to address a couple of specific items here...

On Saturday 30 April 2005 08:54, Rob Butler wrote:
> I read the hackers list all the time, and have for
> years, and my company sponsors PG events every few
> months, and I would consider myself fairly "plugged
> in" to PG, and this is the first I have seen/heard of
> the  PostgreSQL Foundation

We have deliberatly kept it low key and unadvertised, mainly because we feel
that we don't yet have the infrastructure in place to play a more prominant
role.  By infrastructure here I am mainly reffering to legal paperwork that
we have filed but are waiting for a response on from the government... all we
can do is wait on that stuff.

> Also, while PG foundation website states "The
> PostgreSQL Foundation does not in any way control the
> development of the PostgreSQL project" maybe it should
> to some extent.  The PG Core dev group should be
> honorary top level members, and continue working as
> they always have.  But the PG foundation is their
> official contact point.  I don't see Tom's or Bruce's
> names in the PG foundation member list, which is odd
> and disturbing.

There has been a lot of discussion on this topic quite a number of times. Let
me assure you that Tom and Bruce have been included on things from the
begining while having been spared getting dragged into the day to day
machinations of things. Since we are primarily focused on advocacy efforts at
this point, this is probably a good way to position things for now.

> Basically, the PG foundation is a good thing, and the
> core hackers should be more involved and represented
> in it.

For the record 3 of the 6 core team members are involved in the foundation. As
for whomever else you would consider a core hacker, the membership includes a
wide number of postgresql's long time contributors and community advocates.
Right now things are being approached on a small scale while we get our ducks
in a row, but once complete you can expect to see things become a little more

Robert Treat
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