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Re: Changing the name

From: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
To: "Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)hub(dot)org>
Cc: Santiago Zarate <santiago(at)zarate(dot)net(dot)ve>, Greg Sabino Mullane <greg(at)turnstep(dot)com>, pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Changing the name
Date: 2010-01-23 04:24:02
Message-ID: 201001230424.o0N4O2u07327@momjian.us (view raw or flat)
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Marc G. Fournier wrote:
> On Fri, 22 Jan 2010, Bruce Momjian wrote:
> 
> > Yea, the original logic was that adding the QL to Postgres allowed us to
> > be identified as a database.
> 
> Actually, PostgreSQL emphasized the switch from the PostQUEL query 
> language that was in the original database to the SQL query language the 
> Andrew/Jolly based their Graduate work on ... they went with Postgres95 as 
> a joke / play on Windows95 ... we changed teh 95 -> QL and capitalized the 
> 'S' to emphasize that we were now an SQL based RDBMS ...

Oh, yea, I had forgotten that.  Thanks.

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