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Re: Pervasive PostgreSQL Announcement

From: Simon Riggs <simon(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>
To: Robert Treat <xzilla(at)users(dot)sourceforge(dot)net>
Cc: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>,Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com,pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Pervasive PostgreSQL Announcement
Date: 2005-01-11 14:34:44
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Lists: pgsql-advocacy
On Tue, 2005-01-11 at 07:42 -0500, Robert Treat wrote:
> On Tuesday 11 January 2005 06:56, Simon Riggs wrote:
> > That looks like clear infringement to me to claim that they ever could
> > have a trademark on the phrase "pervasive postgres"...
> Whose trademark would it infringe upon? Berkely's ? After all this community 
> has no hold over the name Postgres.  I also think that as long as they 
> continue to use the terms "pervasive postgres" for thier product and 
> "postgresql" for the community on a consistent basis, there should be much 
> issue.  Certainly no more than companies like postgresql inc and postgresql 
> international and that company that sells mammoth postgresql and other 
> examples

> ... we're a mixing pot on that end, and I think pervasive looks like 
> they are trying to approach things above board, so I think we should give 
> them as much helpful feedback as we can and be proud that an established 
> player wants to be a part of this community. 

Well spoken. I withdraw my criticisms and will act as you say.

Best Regards, Simon Riggs

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