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Re: Wanted: new project slogan

From: "Greg Sabino Mullane" <greg(at)turnstep(dot)com>
To: pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Wanted: new project slogan
Date: 2010-01-26 15:34:07
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> However, I think for 9.0 it's time for a new project slogan.
>                                                             
> There's several problems with our current slogan:           

Nobody has ever raised any issues with our slogan before, though...

> (1) "most advanced" suggests that PostgreSQL is complex and
> unapproachable by non-DB-experts.  It doesn't exactly encourage Drupal
> and Wordpress geeks to give us a try, and as a result some potential PG
> users are turning to CouchDB and MongoDB.                              

Because we have "advanced" in our slogan?! Seems unlikely.

> (2) LucidDB, Hadoop, Cassandra and others could now argue that "most
> advanced" really depends on how you define "advanced".  While we are
> still the most advanced general-purpose OSDB, they are ahead of us in
> specific areas.                                                      

Well, sure, but that's going to be true no matter what
superlative we choose.

> (3) A new slogan for 9.0 could help punch up the release and get some
> people to try 9 who turned away from previous versions.

Agreed with the first, but not the second.

> Given the above, I'd like to start this thread asking for suggestions
> for a new project slogan.  When we have 4-5 solid ideas, we can put it
> to a vote on a survey site somewhere.

- -1 on the slogan change. But... <humor>

Oh, I can't resist.. :) How about:

PostgreSQL: Unpronounceably awesome!

PostgreSQL: The most powerful software you can't pronounce

PostgreSQL: The open source Oracle with the funny name

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