Python: Database to Web Part II
djc at object-craft.com.au
Fri Jul 13 12:53:07 CEST 2001
>>>>> "gnb" == Gregory Bond <gnb at itga.com.au> writes:
gnb> gerhard.nospam at bigfoot.de (Gerhard Häring) writes:
>> If you want a commercially supported Python module that implements
>> the Python DB-API, you should give Python another try and check out
>> the mxODBC module. It's the only module for which you can buy
>> commercial support, AFAIK.
gnb> Dave Cole has floated the idea of commercial support for his
gnb> Sybase module.
I had almost given the idea away until a poster raised the issue that
he could not really use a database module which the developer did not
consider a serious development project (or words to that effect).
For people who are of a like mind - for release 0.30 and later we are
going to offer commercial support. This should do a number things:
1- Convince potential users that we do take development and support for
the module seriously.
2- Provide us with a little bit of compensation for what we would
probably do anyway. If an income stream can be derived from the
module then additional features and bugfixes become a higher
priority relative to other tasks which do not generate a cash flow.
3- If you work for an organisation which has a policy of only using
software which is commercially supported - you will soon have the
option of using the Sybase module.
The terms and cost of the support contract have not been decided
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