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Re: [GENERAL] Postgres vs commercial products

From: Bruce Momjian <maillist(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: scrappy(at)hub(dot)org (The Hermit Hacker)
Cc: bmccoy(at)lan2wan(dot)com, ahayes(at)ingenia(dot)com, pgsql-general(at)postgreSQL(dot)org
Subject: Re: [GENERAL] Postgres vs commercial products
Date: 1998-07-22 18:12:40
Message-ID: 199807221812.OAA00509@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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> On Wed, 22 Jul 1998, Brett W. McCoy wrote:
> 
> > On Wed, 22 Jul 1998, Amos Hayes wrote:
> > 
> > > Has there ever been any discussion about a new name? It doesn't matter to
> > > me but it would seem that with the current discussions about promotion and
> > > competition, it might help to have a more "public friendly" name. It is
> > > not obvious to me what a "postgres" is nor what it would do if I were to
> > > install it. Granted that "oracle", "informix", and "sybase" are all a
> > > little strange too, but they give hints (oracle, inform, base) about
> > > containing knowledge. They also seem to roll off the tongue a little
> > > easier.
> > 
> > Actually, I think Postgres originally came out of the Ingres family, 
> 
> 	Other way around, actually...Ingres is a branch off the original
> Postgres source code...

University Ingres was first, then commercial Ingres was a split-off. 
PostgreSQL is based on University Ingres.

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