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From Jim Kass <>
Subject Re: My first time i wrote to a mailing list.
Date Thu, 22 Oct 2009 19:05:56 GMT
It all depends on your definition of developer.

In context I think it meant code contributors.

To compare, think how many people use MySQL and how many of those are  
on the mysql mailing list.


Sent from my iPhone

On Oct 22, 2009, at 11:01 AM, Noah Slater <> wrote:

> On 22 Oct 2009, at 18:55, Georges Racinet wrote:
>> Glad to hear that :-) Didn't he mean that users of CouchDB are mostly
>> developers anyway, though ?
> Dunno. I think it's a bit odd to suggest that CouchDB could ever be  
> for non-developers.
> There's a lot of activity at the moment, from various sides, to make  
> CouchDB ubiquitous. UbuntuOne is a good example. But in the case  
> where a user is using CouchDB because it is used for some  
> application they have, that does not mean that they should care that  
> it uses CouchDB. SQLite is used by, but that doesn't mean  
> that users care about SQLite. CouchDB is a tool in your  
> toolchain so that you can build user applications. CouchDB itself is  
> not a user application. Again, if someone built a non-JSON GUI for  
> CouchDB, then that would be a user application - but the CouchDB  
> core is still just a tool. Maybe I'm talking shit. I'm sure I will  
> be corrected if I am.

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