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Re: Update to FAQ

From: "Greg Sabino Mullane" <greg(at)turnstep(dot)com>
To: pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Update to FAQ
Date: 2008-04-09 00:42:07
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Joshua proposed:

!    In November 2007 a classic Open Source debate took place on whether
!    or not to change the name of the PostgreSQL project to Postgres.
!    It was decided that Postgres would be an officially recognized
!    nickname but that the name would remain PostgreSQL. Postgres was
!    the original name of the project at Berkeley and is strongly
!    preferred over other nicknames. If you find 'PostgreSQL' hard
!    to pronounce, call it 'Postgres' instead.

The debate has certainly spread well before (and after) November 2007.
Not sure what makes it a "classic Open Source debate" either. Because
it was debated in the open? I think the "decision" was basically
Core's punting of making the tough but necessary decision to make
the project name pronounceable once again (if I can add some spin
of my own :). If we are going to say "It was decided", we need
to state who (Core) actually did the decreeing / deciding.

In case it wasn't clear, I'm not in support of changing the FAQ
as proposed above.

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Greg Sabino Mullane greg(at)turnstep(dot)com
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