l i n u x - u s e r s - g r o u p - o f - d a v i s
Next Meeting:
July 7: Social gathering
Next Installfest:
Latest News:
Jun. 14: June LUGOD meeting cancelled
Page last updated:
2002 Feb 01 15:56

The following is an archive of a post made to our 'vox mailing list' by one of its subscribers.

Report this post as spam:

(Enter your email address)
Re: [vox] PostgreSQL vs. Oracle
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [vox] PostgreSQL vs. Oracle

Henry House wrote:
> 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.
	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
vox mailing list

LUGOD Group on LinkedIn
Sign up for LUGOD event announcements
Your email address:
LUGOD Group on Facebook
'Like' LUGOD on Facebook:

Hosting provided by:
Sunset Systems
Sunset Systems offers preconfigured Linux systems, remote system administration and custom software development.

LUGOD: Linux Users' Group of Davis
PO Box 2082, Davis, CA 95617
Contact Us

LUGOD is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization
based in Davis, California
and serving the Sacramento area.
"Linux" is a trademark of Linus Torvalds.

Sponsored in part by:
Sunset Systems
Who graciously hosts our website & mailing lists!