From Oracle's Chief Security Officer: one of the finest marketing posts for free software I've seen in 2015

David Gerard dgerard at
Tue Aug 11 09:51:54 UTC 2015

This is an ... amazing piece. This Oracle executive (read: someone who
is high up enough that their words won't be edited) seriously thought
this made Oracle look competent and trustworthy:

It's one of the finest marketing posts for Postgres, and for free
software in general, that I can recall this year. It really makes the
point, and I suggest circulating it widely.

(My day job is in the midst of an Oracle->Postgres migration. It's
going *really well*. If you're stuck somewhere that's on Oracle, show
them this post, explain the serious security and competence concerns
it raises, and get moving to Postgres. One of the nicest things about
it: we give every app its own cluster of two PG boxes, because you
have the freedom to just do that instead of running a centralised
monster box with an expensive license. It turns out that just
everything not having to play nice with others makes stuff
stupendously easier to manage. And that's entirely before the benefits
of approachable developers and viewable code.)

- d.

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