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Re: The name of the game

From: "Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
To: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
Cc: Robert Treat <xzilla(at)users(dot)sourceforge(dot)net>, pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org, Greg Sabino Mullane <greg(at)turnstep(dot)com>, pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: The name of the game
Date: 2006-07-13 23:13:02
Message-ID: 20060713201157.U957@ganymede.hub.org (view raw or flat)
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On Thu, 13 Jul 2006, Joshua D. Drake wrote:

> Robert Treat wrote:
>> On Thursday 13 July 2006 12:52, Joshua D. Drake wrote:
>>> Well there are a lot of reasons back and forth. The only thing changing
>>> the name to postgres does is simplify the name. Here are the problems
>>> with PostgreSQL:
>>> 
>>> Cons for PostgreSQL:
>>> (Yes I am aware of the Trademark, but it is invalid at this point)
>>> 
>>> 1. Long domain name
>> 
>> It is only 2 more letters... this is a red herring
>
> Oh.. very valid from a communication point of view.
>
> Customer (on phone): What what site should I visit?
> ME: WWW.postgresql.org
> Customer: What?
> Me: www.postgres --- ql.org
> Customer: Why the ql?
>
> And yes this does happen. The name by nature of how it is spelled is 
> difficult to say without confusing someone. Thus the domain name being longer 
> is relevant.

Just as an aside ... http://www.postgres.org will work, and gets them to 
the proper site too ... where we've been able to, we've made sure that 
both could be used ...

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