[oclug] SAP has now been GPL'd
chris123 at magma.ca
Mon Apr 30 14:20:31 EDT 2001
On Monday 30 April 2001 09:59, you wrote:
> > http://www.sap.com/solutions/technology/sapdb/develop/dev_sources.htm
> I'm confused... this looks to me like it is the SAP *DB* application
> that has been opensourced:
> They have a nice graphic outlining their process at:
> Please correct me if I am wrong, but it's NOT SAP's R/3 program that is
> being open-sourced... just one application for it. Correct?
Reviewing the road map, I am also confused now. Seems that the OCT release
referred too by Burns was an announcement of intent. Maybe not however. As
time permits Ill contact a SAP rep and sort it out from the "horses mouth so
to speak" Expect a response by end of week earliest.
Given all the interest in DB systems (and my personal interest in how many
DB's zope can talk too: currently postgresql, myslq, oracle, interbase,
mimer) perhaps it may be interesting enough to start a DB SIG down the road,
and install all the free db systems on an OLCUG sponsored server and let the
members put them to test. Could also be of interest those members who work as
consultants or students to have something like this up and running both as a
testbed, learning environment and demonstration unit.
I know it would have been usefull in a presentation I gave recently to a
potential client who was considering a Cold Fussion solution ( for creating
and managing a dynamic site) and rather too closed minded. They yawned
through the discussion until I mentioned acceptance testing (took a 20
minutes segway to explain what it was) and suggested that one performance
benckmark they may wish to consider was a site access or hit rates in excess
of 70K.day. The Cold Fusion rep promptly woke up as he fell outta his chair
and the rest were puzzled as too why such a high number. As this preliminary
discussion focused on db connectivity issues (at a very low level of
understanding) it would have been nice to have availble a db offsite with a
sample test suite, connect the respective products, launch the test suite and
excuse yourself for a washroom brake and a short cigarrette. Comming back I
would anticipate the room would be in ruckouse as competing vendors would be
discussing the validity of the testing procedure, compliance with standards
and anything else they could think off to defend their failing performance
tests.....:) Client sure would be puzzled.
Ok course you would never do this in real life.....or maybe you would....:)
Just food for thought about ways and means that OCLUG could extend its
mandate and levels of service to the members and non members.
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