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Re: The naming question (Postgres vs PostgreSQL)

From: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
To: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
Cc: Greg Sabino Mullane <greg(at)turnstep(dot)com>, pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: The naming question (Postgres vs PostgreSQL)
Date: 2007-08-30 17:37:28
Message-ID: 200708301737.l7UHbSX25516@momjian.us (view raw or flat)
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Joshua D. Drake wrote:
> > Again, long term vs. short term. If we don't change it we will be having
> > awkward pronunciations forever, and taking the marketing hit for that
> > forever.  There is going to be short term pain, but long term gain.
> 
> This seems backward to me. Long term thinking usually involves more
> problems than a singular issue.
> 
> The *only* issue of validity that I have seen in regards to the name
> change is the fact that it is hard to pronounce.
> 
> However, the weight, and size of the issues brought up over what happens
> "if" we change, are significant.
> 
> What I see happening is a decision trying to be made on the basis that
> people want to stop having this argument.

No, people want to someday be able to stop having to deal with
mispronunciations and people worried about talking about PostgreSQL
because they are afraid they will say it wrong.

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