Re: Uber moving towards MySQL

From: Bruce Momjian
Subject: Re: Uber moving towards MySQL
Date: ,
Msg-id: 20160802181212.GA32605@momjian.us
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In response to: Re: Uber moving towards MySQL  (Damien Clochard)
Responses: Re: Uber moving towards MySQL  ("Jonathan S. Katz")
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      Re: Uber moving towards MySQL  (Simon Riggs, )
       Re: Uber moving towards MySQL  (Bruce Momjian, )

On Tue, Aug  2, 2016 at 04:47:17PM +0200, Damien Clochard wrote:
> Markus' article didn't make it to the HN front page heaven :
> https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=12187797
>
> However there's another post linking directly to pgsql-hackers:
> https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=12201353
>
> So now let's all talk here about some Hacker News comments relative to a
> PostgreSQL mailing-list and get stuck in an infinite loop :)
>
> Joke aside, the HN comments really show that the key point is not about the
> arguments we can object to Uber's article, but **how** we respond to it.
>
> some comments among others :
>
> « they're admitting there's a problem (which exists for this very specific
> user case) and not just deflecting the criticism. I'm impressed, I'd say a
> lot of projects couldn't have handled this so nicely »
>
> « I have a lot more respect for this than say MongoDb which claims to be
> great at everything. »
>
> « The attitude with which the article is discussed in the mailing list is
> admirable. »
>
> « Couldn't help contrasting it to some popular programming language mailing
> lists, especially a CSP inspired language by a major search company. »
>
>
>
> To me, this whole story is a nice example of how we can transform a
> supposedly bad public announcement into a positive communication.

Agreed.  I know someone wanted core to post something, but that seems to
give too much credibility to the Uber complaints.  I also didn't see how
a core email would have the nuance of these email threads.

As the HN postings states, we were a "class act", and people picked up
on that.

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