At 9:34 AM +0100 7/16/01, Santi Chumbe wrote:
>Interesting position. The NuSpheres people are really very clever.
If I'm reading your statement correctly, you appear to be using "clever"
as an innuendo for "mendacious." If that is so, I must respectfully
disagree, and point out that statements of that nature are not helpful
to the discussion.
>Interesante posicion. Sabiendo el respeto que tenemos por Paul, este
>mensaje juega a
>favor de NuSphere.
>Paul DuBois wrote:
>> In the interests of stemming some of the flood of invective being
>> directed against NuSphere...
>> I am an employee of NuSphere.
>> Those of you who feel it necessary immediately to jump up and denounce
>> NuSphere for their sins, please ask yourself: Do you think I'd work for
>> them if I thought they were a bunch of scumbags? They're not. NuSphere
>> is interested in promoting MySQL, not in destroying it. For example,
>> they pay me a salary to support my writing about MySQL full time, and
>> they make no demands that I mention NuSphere in my books (though they're
>> of course happy if I do). You'll see some of the fruit of this support
>> next month when the MySQL/Perl book comes out - a book that I hope will
>> be of some service to the MySQL community.
>> The dispute will be worked out by the parties involved. Nobody's happy
>> about it, but resolving it is difficult because both sides feel they
>> have a reasonable position. You can see this from the messages being
>> posted by the directors of MySQL AB and NuSphere. And of course once
>> the lawyers get involved, things don't get any easier.
>> Make your opinions known, certainly. You're all part of the MySQL
>> community and your views are valuable. But please, leave the flames out
>> of it. They're not constructive.
>> Please be clear what I'm saying. I am an employee of (not an apologist
>> for) NuSphere, and I'm not saying "don't criticize NuSphere." I'm saying
>> that flames aren't helping anything, particularly if you are not in
>> possession of all the facts behind the dispute.
>> No one at NuSphere has asked that I write this. They've asked me for
>> feedback, but no one has suggested that I take a "side". I am reluctant
>> to do so anyway because it's not clear that there's any merit in doing
>> so, and I don't think I have all the facts, either.
>> Paul DuBois
>> Author, "MySQL" (the book, not the server!)
> > Paul DuBois, paul@stripped
Paul DuBois, paul@stripped