20 Mar 2006 alvherre   » (Master)

Ok, so I think I've postponed writing here for too long. I guess the most important thing that I've omitted is the switch from EnterpriseDB to Command Prompt.

EnterpriseDB was not a bad place for me to work in, I think. There was nothing wrong with them in principle. I just felt somehow awkward. One fine day Josh Drake emailed me and offered to go with him instead; it didn't take me much to say aye. To me it wasn't really much difference either way; one could say that the actual difference is more in how I relate to the "big bosses" in each company, than in any other matter. But this relationship really matters to me, which is why I switched.

(A couple of people has approached me asking how was EDB as an employer. If you are a PostgreSQL hacker looking for a job, I think EnterpriseDB is a good place to be in. If you are a long-term contributor, make sure you'll have time to work on the free stuff!)

CommandPrompt is great in one important regard: they've been alive for a long time and have great customers. They are not going away anytime soon. They have well defined products which they have been selling for some time already. This doesn't mean that their products (particularly the Replicator stuff) do not need further work, :-) particularly when no one from PGDG has been overseeing their internal development. So I have plenty of things to do in their proprietary offerings.

But I didn't enter CommandPrompt just to work on proprietary stuff. I really need to take a break from this pressure and do something "in the open." I have talked to Joshua about this and he knows it, so I hope to get back on track sometime soon.

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