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Comment: The PostgreSQL project already ran that gauntlet (Score 5, Interesting) 279

by EbNo (#30708226) Attached to: Why Oracle Can't Easily Kill PostgreSQL

I once worked for a company called Great Bridge, which attempted to make money selling a boxed version of PostgreSQL. We employed/contracted with several key PostgreSQL developers, and I distinctly remember discussions with management and at least one of those developers about this very topic. The developers had agreed amongst themselves and with Great Bridge management to limit the number of key committers who took money from Great Bridge in order to ensure the company didn't exert too much control over the project (I'm sure we would have been happy to have every one of them on the payroll). History proves Monty wrong on this one.

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