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Re: the PostgreSQL Elephant

From: Robert Treat <xzilla(at)users(dot)sourceforge(dot)net>
To: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: the PostgreSQL Elephant
Date: 2004-07-13 17:49:05
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On Tue, 2004-07-13 at 12:49, Josh Berkus wrote:
> Robert, Lamar,
> 
> > >I understand Josh's point about the potential confusion of the project
> > >'endorsing' PostgreSQL Inc.
> >
> > It's about power and control and not about endorsement
> 
> No, it's not.  I could care less about power and control.  This is all 
> marketing stuff anyway; it's only important up to the point that it makes 
> people aware of PostgreSQL and what it can do.
> 
> The reason why this came up -- the *only* reason from my perspective, as I was 
> not even aware of the conflict previously -- was that when I was soliciting 
> donations for expenses for OSCON/LWE, one possible donor expressed concern 
> over spending their money to print the logo of another company.  My worry is 
> that this in not the last time we'll hear this question.
> 
> > Ok.  Josh, what would it take to make you comfortable with PostgreSQL Inc
> > and PostgreSQL the project sharing a logo?  What if we added an outline
> > diamond? (but allow the BEH both with and without the diamond, so that
> > existing investment is not wasted.
> 
> Hmmm.  I doubt that would make a difference -- a BEH with a diamond would just 
> look like a corporate variation, not worth the bother (unless, of course, 
> someone comes up with a really cool design!).
> 
> Maybe we're just stuck with it.  I can't think of an easy way to change.
> 

Maybe you can convince pgsql.inc to make their own variation of the logo
and go forth with that?


Robert Treat
-- 
Build A Brighter Lamp :: Linux Apache {middleware} PostgreSQL


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