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Re: Wanted: new project slogan

From: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
To: Scott Bailey <artacus(at)comcast(dot)net>
Cc: pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Wanted: new project slogan
Date: 2010-01-26 23:56:24
Message-ID: 201001262356.o0QNuOD15024@momjian.us (view raw or flat)
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Scott Bailey wrote:
> David Fetter wrote:
> > On Tue, Jan 26, 2010 at 09:06:17AM -0800, Richard Broersma wrote:
> >> On Tue, Jan 26, 2010 at 8:52 AM, Joshua D. Drake <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com> wrote:
> >>
> >>> PostgreSQL
> >>> The Open Source Database
> >> How about:
> >>
> >> The 'Open' Open Source Database
> > 
> > If the Firebird copyrights are in intentionally limited hands, we can
> > go with this. :)
> 
> Well if not their code, then certainly their documentation. You pretty 
> much have to purchase a book to do anything.
> 
> But I'd hope we're past the stage of comparing ourselves with MySQL or 
> Firebird. Instead we should focus on what makes us attractive to Oracle, 
> DB2 or SQL Server shops.
> 
> When working on some databases, especially SQL Server, I always get so 
> frustrated with how difficult everything is. So maybe a slogan like:
>    PostgreSQL - Enjoy your database again

I like the one above.

>    PostgreSQL - The database you'll love
>    PostgreSQL - Setting the standard for following the standard

The Pennsylvania Railroad slogan was "Standard Railroad of the World". 
Can we modify that somehow?

> Obviously the hit on Oracle is the cost, management and intrusiveness.
>    Because transaction processing need not involve your credit card
>    PostgreSQL - Because your database shouldn't manage you
>    PostgreSQL - Power without a 6 figure baby sitter
> 	
> And if we really need to poke at MySQL then:
>    PostgreSQL - Licensed to kill

Good one --- has a James Bond feel, and I do think that using several
different slogans has real value.

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