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Re: Two Flyers

From: "Donnacha Mac Gloinn" <postgresql(dot)org(at)donnacha(dot)com>
To: "elein" <elein(at)varlena(dot)com>
Cc: "pgsql-advocacy" <pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Two Flyers
Date: 2004-07-03 03:32:19
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Well done, Elein.

Here are some typo corrections and comments which I hope you will find
useful:

pgflyer.pdf - What is PostgreSQL? :

Of the two flyers, this is by far the best.


"The last stable version runs on 23 plattforms"

 - only one t in "platforms"

"PostgreSQL is Open-Source-Software."

 - the hyphens are unnecessary for the phrase "Open Source software"
 (note, also, the letter s in software is not capitalized).

"Hot stand-by"

 - again, the hyphen is unnecessary and not commonly used in the
 database context (ref. Google).

"Fully ACID compliant, serialable transactions"

 - serializable?


pgosmm1.pdf "Choosing PostgreSQL" :

I understand what you are trying to do here but feel that space spent
explaining the sort of project which PostgreSQL ISN'T will merely
confuse people.  A rule of thumb in any sort of marketing is to
concentrate on what your product IS because the human mind isn't good at
processing negatives (i.e. what something ISN'T).  For instance, you
don't want people to end up vaguely associating PostgreSQL with
statements such as "The project has just started. The stability of the
developers group and need for the product are unclear".


Again, well done, you've put a lot of work into precisely the sort of
thing that PostgreSQL advocacy needs.

Donnacha




On Fri, 2 Jul 2004 16:39:40 -0700, "elein" <elein(at)varlena(dot)com> said:
> 
> Here are two flyers I'm planning on producing for
> OSCON and LWE.  
> 
> The first is based on Peter E's flyer from LinuxTag
> and the second is based on an article from General Bits
> on the Open Source Maturity Model.
> 
> Unless people *hate* them, links to these flyers should
> be created from *somewhere* on postgresql.org, presumably
> the advocacy page, but who knows where would be more 
> helpful.
> 
> Constructive comments and corrections are welcome.
> 
> http://www.varlena.com/GeneralBits/Tidbits/pgflyer.pdf
> http://www.varlena.com/GeneralBits/Tidbits/pgosmm1.pdf
> 
> elein
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