Robert Haas wrote:
> I think you're reading something into what I wrote that wasn't really there.
Great to hear. As you can see from my question I didn't really believe my
interpretation myself. Thanks for clarifying.
> How would they develop such a course, except with the help of
> PostgreSQL community members?
Right, they need somebody who knows PostgreSQL good enough. I'll grant you
that. However, that somebody does not necessarily have be involved with the
> I am not sure that certification has much use apart from such
> commercial details. I would not personally be willing to spend time
> developing curriculum for a certification unless somebody paid me to
> do it. And the only reason that I can imagine somebody paying me to
> do it is if it increased the value of a training class which the
> person or organization paying that money was also providing.
> Now, it could be that I just need a better imagination. However, in
> my experience, curriculum development is a lot of work. If it's done
> for free, I think it's not likely to be high quality. And if it's
> high quality, I think it will be because people with experience in
> both PostgreSQL and curriculum development got paid to spend a lot of
> time creating it, and then more time updating it each time a new
> release comes out. I would be very happy if someone volunteered to do
> all of that work on an ongoing basis for no money and then did a great
> job. I would be even happier if some company volunteered to fund that
> work on an ongoing basis in a way that benefited not only that company
> but the whole community. Although I would be happy about those
This is exactly what the Linux Foundation seems to be offering, is it not?
> outcomes, I do not think that they are likely. We can seek volunteers
> for small tasks, but for things that take really large chunks of time
> people usually need to be paid.
Nobody expects us to do anything but in a sense endorse it.
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