Room: Ballroom A+B
PostgreSQL is the world's most advanced open source database. It's the product of years of dedication and devotion of many people with impressive skills and knowledge. As any quality FOSS project, it's dynamic and innovative, and goes a step further with setting up an example of maintaining high standards while producing a very complex piece of software. Further, as any FOSS project, it will encounter (and have to overcome if it wants to keep growing) the three key challenges: 1. Proper integration of newcomers 2. Maintaining vision and values 3. Keeping an open ear for the users Yes, there will be many exciting technical problems, but the key growth factors are people related. In FOSS, everything revolves around the contributors, and it all comes down to the community to attract, integrate and support. As FOSS communities, we need to acknowledge this and work on setting up a culture that will enable us to thrive. Let's talk about this!