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Re: First mention option for Postgres

From: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
Cc: pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: First mention option for Postgres
Date: 2007-10-26 22:27:30
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On Fri, 26 Oct 2007 23:47:57 +0200
Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net> wrote:

> Joshua D. Drake wrote:
> > is quite common to see something like this:
> >
> > PostgreSQL hereafter referred to as Postgres
> 
> This is usually because the first thing is very long and the second
> is an obvious abbreviation.  But that does not apply in this case.
> 
> Changing all subsequent mentions to Postgres would effectively change 
> the visible project name to Postgres or at least give undue promotion 
> of Postgres over PostgreSQL, both of which was rejected, and while 
> keeping everything around it as PostgreSQL, thus creating even more 
> confusion.
> 
> Any sort of proposal that relies on all users of the affected
> document to start by reading and fully grasping the very first
> sentence will not work.
> 

Well as I said, it was a compromise. Everyone knows what my actual
opinion is. I guess we are back where we started.

Sincerely,

Joshua D. Drake


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