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Re: Promoting PostgreSQL to the world.

From: "Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
To: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>
Cc: Rod Taylor <pg(at)rbt(dot)ca>, Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>,"pgsql-www(at)postgresql(dot)org" <pgsql-www(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Promoting PostgreSQL to the world.
Date: 2004-04-29 20:48:11
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On Thu, 29 Apr 2004, Josh Berkus wrote:

> And it's not like CMD is a total non-contributor in the way dbExperts
> is.  While they're not patching modules to the main source, they've
> released several add-ons as OSS.  If I was going to yank the trademark
> chain on anyone, it would be dbexperts.

Agreed ... CP has done various things to contribute to the project ...

> However, Linux did *not* get where it is today by Linus prohibiting the
> use of the name.  We *should* send out letters to companies making sure
> that they have a trademark notice for us ("PostgreSQL is a Registered
> Trademark") ... but that opens up another sticky can o'worms, namely
> that the trademark is filed for PostgreSQL Inc, not for the PGDG, which
> legally doesn't exist.

Doesn't make it any less of a Registered Trademark though ...

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