"When I read the database report from Evans Data that I wrote
about yesterday, I noticed that the open-source databases--MySQL
and PostgreSQL--fared rather poorly, in comparison to the
commercial products (notably Oracle and DB2). Hmm, I thought. Maybe
it's a case of 'you get what you pay for.'
"But then I chatted with Evans Data founder Janel Garvin while I
was putting the final touches on the article... She pointed out
that most open-source developers, particularly as reflected in the
company's Linux and Open-Source report, are hyper-critical of their
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