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Re: The naming question (Postgres vs PostgreSQL)

From: Ned Lilly <ned(at)nedscape(dot)com>
To: pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: The naming question (Postgres vs PostgreSQL)
Date: 2007-08-29 13:10:40
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+1 for renaming to Postgres ASAP, and if we can employ a little self-deprecating humor, all the better.



On 8/28/2007 1:29 PM Derek Rodner wrote:
> I actually think a nice tongue and cheek campaign could work nicely
> here.  Not a massive corporate-like PR push...  but a humorous (we don't
> take ourselves too seriously) letter or blog post, etc.
> 
> Derek M. Rodner
> Director, Product Strategy
> EnterpriseDB Corporation
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> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:pgsql-advocacy-owner(at)postgresql(dot)org] On Behalf Of Robert Bernier
> Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2007 1:23 PM
> To: pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
> Subject: Re: [pgsql-advocacy] The naming question (Postgres vs
> PostgreSQL)
> 
>>> How about a vote?
>>>
>>> How many people feel we should adopt 'postgres' for the '9.0'
>>> reference documentation (let's leave the issue of the tons of work
>>> involved out of the debate for the moment)?
> 
> +1
> 
>> I agree with doing it without any fanfare.
> 
> 
> I wonder. 
> 
> Wouldn't it be a good marketing move to put a "vote for a name change"
> on the website's front page? The idea would be to make announcements all
> over the place like slashdot, digg etc. and asking the average joe for
> his input. You know the saying, "there's no such thing as bad press".
> 
> Thoughts?
> 
> Robert
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