Minutes of our last Bugzilla meeting (August 8, 2006)

Gervase Markham gerv at mozilla.org
Mon Aug 14 20:37:10 UTC 2006

Joel Peshkin wrote:
> I would think Oracle would have a very strong motivation to make it easy
> for us to support their DB.  It's not so much an issue that Bugzilla
> will sell Oracle by itself.  If an Oracle shop wants Bugzilla,
> currently, they get to learn about all of Oracle's competitors.  With
> Oracle support, they continue to be the only DB in that shop.

Right. If our main aim for Bugzilla is to be popular (pragmatism; an
"open source" viewpoint) then it absolutely makes sense to support Oracle.

(Free software people tend to care less about popularity; see RMS's
comments in the latter half of this essay:


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