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Re: Wanted: new project slogan

From: Adrian Klaver <adrian(dot)klaver(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Wanted: new project slogan
Date: 2010-01-25 20:21:44
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On 01/25/2010 11:30 AM, Josh Berkus wrote:
> All,
> I'll disagree with Rob that there's any issue with our logo, and the
> branding on the name is too entrenched to change.
> However, I think for 9.0 it's time for a new project slogan.
> There's several problems with our current slogan:
> "The Most Advanced Open Source Database"
> (1) "most advanced" suggests that PostgreSQL is complex and
> unapproachable by non-DB-experts.  It doesn't exactly encourage Drupal
> and Wordpress geeks to give us a try, and as a result some potential PG
> users are turning to CouchDB and MongoDB.
> (2) LucidDB, Hadoop, Cassandra and others could now argue that "most
> advanced" really depends on how you define "advanced".  While we are
> still the most advanced general-purpose OSDB, they are ahead of us in
> specific areas.
> (3) A new slogan for 9.0 could help punch up the release and get some
> people to try 9 who turned away from previous versions.
> Given the above, I'd like to start this thread asking for suggestions
> for a new project slogan.  When we have 4-5 solid ideas, we can put it
> to a vote on a survey site somewhere.
> --Josh Berkus

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Adrian Klaver

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