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From Bruno Ronchetti <>
Subject Re: Introducing CouchDB Ltd.
Date Sun, 08 Mar 2009 08:30:38 GMT

great to hear that. Best of luck to CouchDB Ltd. and to you all.


On Friday, March 06, 2009, at 06:34PM, "Jan Lehnardt" <> wrote:
>Dear CouchDB Community,
>Chris Anderson, Francesco Cesarini, Marcus Taylor and I are proud to
>present CouchDB Ltd., a CouchDB-centered support, consulting, training
>& development company.
>Why a commercial entity? I (Jan) have been doing commercial CouchDB
>consulting for the last nine months and I simply can't keep up with
>the demand. So I started looking for partners. First, meet Francesco
>and Marcus of Erlang Training and Consulting. They are providing the
>same services we will provide for CouchDB, just for Erlang. With
>CouchDB written in Erlang, this couldn't be a better fit. Next up is
>Chris. I don't have to tell you how much of CouchDB's success is part
>of his work. He's also been working on CouchDB-related things only for
>the past months. The Ltd. is simply a way of organizing our efforts
>and fulfilling the enormous (really) demand for professional CouchDB
>Where is the catch? — We have a hard time finding one. Chris and I
>both live and breath open source and so far, all our commercial
>projects have allowed us to contribute back to the CouchDB source or
>related open source projects. And we will continue to do so. Instead
>of a catch, we believe that this of great benefit for CouchDB and the
>community. We'll have two more full-time CouchDB contributers, next to
>Damien. Hooray!
>The CouchDB Ltd. website will go live at in the
>next one or two weeks. We'll make sure that there's a link and a note
>back to the official website & project on every relevant page. CouchDB
>Ltd. is at it's heart an open source company, invested in the success
>of CouchDB. We believe that making commercial support available will
>extend the range of companies and products that are able and willing
>to take a bet on a new technology.
>If you have any questions, feel free to reply to this thread or email
>Chris or me directly.
>Thank you all for making CouchDB the phenomenal success it is now!
>Jan, Chris, Francesco & Marcus

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