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From: "Leif B(dot) Kristensen" <leif(at)solumslekt(dot)org>
To: pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Main page: about us
Date: 2006-07-31 23:18:53
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On Tuesday 1. August 2006 00:23, mdean wrote:
>a conceptual syllable is one which is immediately recognizable to the
>average guy on the street.  For instance, post has concepts -- we see
> a post sticking out of the ground, a good concept, but not relevant
> to the product.  Hoever, gres defies mental imagery, it is
> constructual, like the id, ego, and superego, not rooted in the
> everyday experiences of man, subject to horrendous definition and
> redefinition, and
>unmeasurable.  SQL, in the everyday concepts of educated persons, is
>more of a concept than a construct, and when coupled with MY, produces
> a powerful image set. I believe that a huge portion of the play MYSQL
> is getting relies solely on its name - it is almost a
> self-fullfilling prophecy - it allows one to take ownership. This is
> in contrast to Postgresql, which leaves one indifferent, or cold, and
> certainly without a solid intrinisic understanding of what it is. 
> Imagery plays an important role in trademarking and logo production.

I do agree with you. PostgreSQL is an ugly and unwieldy name, while 
MySQL sounds like a name conceived up above. So, based on your 
arguments, what would you propose? PostSQL? PoSQL? Or maybe something 
out of the blue like YourSQL?

May I propose FreeSQL?
Leif Biberg Kristensen | Registered Linux User #338009 | Cruising with Gentoo/KDE

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