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Re: Wanted: new project slogan

From: "CN" <cnliou9(at)fastmail(dot)fm>
To: pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Wanted: new project slogan
Date: 2010-01-31 04:36:56
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Gabriele Bartolini wrote:

> I am reporting this suggestion:
> PostgreSQL: Your SQL
> or
> PostgreSQL: YourSQL
> (Don't blame me, I am just reporting)

I am reporting this suggestion, too:

YourSQL: The best substitute of mySQL, MS SQL Server, and Oracle


Don't blame me! I am just reporting.

A friend of mine has been using PostgreSQL for 10 or so years. He feels
the brand name "PostgreSQL" might also be considered to be changed as
inspired by Gabriele and encouraged by Josh Berkus' viewpoint: "I'll
disagree with Rob that there's any issue with our logo, and the
branding on the name is too entrenched to change."

He is not a English speaker. He never pronounced "PostgreSQL" correctly.
Every time he mentioned the name "PostgreSQL" to people, their responses
are always "What? Please say again!" I understand my friend's
frustration considering he encounters this trouble when making long
distance phone calls. Every time he says "MySQL is only for database
amateurs" to people, those people immediately get his point by saying:
"Yeah! I remember that name. My 6-year-old kid, who uses mouse to play
games in Windowz, also pronounces mySQL correctly."

My friend firmly believes that mySQL's success in terms of market share
attributes only two facts:

(1) its good brand name, which is easy to pronounce and remember
(2) its early adoption of Windowz

What he can't understand is why such a technology-leading DBMS,
PostgreSQL, chooses to use the name so difficult to pronounce, to
remember, and so error prone to be typed in search engines' prompts. I
am frustrated, too, for failing to provide a good answer to my friend's

CN Liou

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