SPAM: Score 3.7: Re: Instead of freebsd. com, why not...

Sander Vesik sander.vesik at
Thu Feb 17 12:24:33 PST 2005

On Thu, 17 Feb 2005 07:31:16 +0100, Anthony Atkielski
<atkielski.anthony at> wrote:
> Nikolas Britton writes:
> > One reason would be that it's required for the Compiere open source
> > ERP/CRM software package. They are tring to port it to PostgreSQL and
> > Sybase but those are a long way off because they need $20,000 to do it:
> >
> It's kind of counterproductive to write an open-source package that
> won't run without proprietary software installed along with it.

Not at all.  For example, presently you cannot do serious data
warehousing without using a proprietary database, potentially running
on a proprtitary OS. This does not mean that one should not develop a
data warehousing / data mining aplication thats available under the
BSD licence - of course one can and it will pay off in the future when
Open Source databses, most likely PostgresQL are capable enough.

You don't need the full stack to be OS for it to make sense or be an advantage.

> --
> Anthony

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