"OSDir.com: How did the PostgreSQL project, and
you personally, get started?
"Marc Fournier, Project Founder: In my case, it
was looking for a database backend for an ISP accounting system way
back in '95/'96. MySQL couldn't stand up to the load we were
expecting, so we looked at Postgres95. At the time Jolly &
Andrew were 'ghosts' flittering about finishing their thesis and
getting ready to move on, but there seemed a relatively active
community of users. It had the features that I needed, and people
like Bruce had the patches, so I offered the resources to pull it
altogether... at which point I was hooked..."