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Re: Wanted: new project slogan

From: Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>
To: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
Cc: "Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)hub(dot)org>, "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>, Dimitri Fontaine <dfontaine(at)hi-media(dot)com>, Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, Jeff Davis <pgsql(at)j-davis(dot)com>, Michael Alan Brewer <mbrewer(at)gmail(dot)com>, Gabriele Bartolini <gabriele(dot)bartolini(at)2ndquadrant(dot)it>, Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>, pgsql-advocacy <pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Wanted: new project slogan
Date: 2010-01-28 17:59:30
Message-ID: 9837222c1001280959m6f618ea4s173c414a8824b8a6@mail.gmail.com (view raw or flat)
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On Thu, Jan 28, 2010 at 18:34, Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us> wrote:
> Marc G. Fournier wrote:
>> On Thu, 28 Jan 2010, Joshua D. Drake wrote:
>>
>> > On Thu, 2010-01-28 at 14:59 +0100, Dimitri Fontaine wrote:
>> >> Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net> writes:
>> >>
>> >>> On ons, 2010-01-27 at 11:45 -0800, Jeff Davis wrote:
>> >>>> Many suggestions in this thread use "Database" interchangeably with
>> >>>> "Database Management System". The latter is a little verbose, but
>> >>>> "Database System" should be concise enough for a slogan without losing
>> >>>> the meaning.
>> >>>
>> >>> You are completely right that "PostgreSQL" is not a "database", but it's
>> >>> tempting to use it in a slogan because it's shorter and more
>> >>> recognizable.  But "database system" is also not correct, and arguably
>> >>> not as short and recognizable.  So you'd get the worst of both worlds
>> >>> that way.
>> >>
>> >>   http://archives.postgresql.org/pgsql-advocacy/2010-01/msg00053.php
>> >>
>> >>   The Professional Database Solution
>> >>
>> >> It's missing something yet, but hopefully with some contribution we'd
>> >> get there.'
>> >
>> >
>> > The Professionals Database
>>
>> I like the first one better .. yours implies a certain knowledge level
>> required to use ...
>
> Yea, I like "The Professional Database Solution" too.

One of the original reasons put forward for us needing to change this
is that other opensource databases are also advanced, and may not like
us calling ourselves the most advanced one.

What do you think they'll say if we differentiate ourselves by saying
we're the professional one - implicating they're not....

-- 
 Magnus Hagander
 Me: http://www.hagander.net/
 Work: http://www.redpill-linpro.com/

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