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 12:27:16 UTC 2015

It's apparently 404ing for at least some people. Archive copy:

On 11 August 2015 at 10:51, David Gerard <dgerard at> wrote:
> 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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