Tom Lane wrote:
> momjian(at)postgresql(dot)org (Bruce Momjian) writes:
> > Remove mention of the Berkeley origins of the alias "Postgres" ---
> > seems unnecessary to mention in the FAQ, per discussion on IRC.
> This doesn't seem like an improvement in the least. It makes it
> appear that Postgres is just a randomly chosen abbreviation that
> has no particular historical standing compared to, say, Postgre.
> The previous text made it perfectly clear *why* that shortening
> is preferred over others.
OK, you the second person to say that so I re-added it.
> Why are such politically touchy decisions being taken in an anonymous,
> unarchived forum like IRC, anyway? Especially when what *was*
> being publicly discussed was an entirely different change?
> (Not that I like JD's proposed change better, but at least he
> made it in a reasonably well-read forum.)
I everything related to the alias politically charged. That is a
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