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From Jim Kass <...@nhrevolution.com>
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.

-Jim

Sent from my iPhone

On Oct 22, 2009, at 11:01 AM, Noah Slater <nslater@tumbolia.org> 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 Mail.app, but that doesn't mean  
> that Mail.app 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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