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Re: [vox] PostgreSQL vs. Oracle
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Re: [vox] PostgreSQL vs. Oracle



Henry House wrote:
[snip]
> Open source is not shareware. Unlike shareware and unlike Oracle, the full
> source code is available so that anyone with programming knowledge may verify
> that the program is correct.
[snip]
	Oracle rep wrote:
> > > I have nothing that directly compares Oracle to Postgress - we simply
> > > don't run into them in serious business situations.  I'd recommend you
> > > not allow your firm to make a decision based on the mindset that
> > > Opensource is good enough for you.
> 
> Of course it is not 'good enough' merely because it is open source. It is
> good enough because of the years of development, huge support community, and
> extensive support for features needed in real-world applications.

Well put, Henry. Postgres has a long history and a great deal of
community behind it. Big software firms often try to stigmatize open
source competition as amateurish. This is certainly not true with
postgres.
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