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From: Oleg Bartunov <oleg(at)sai(dot)msu(dot)su>
To: Alexey Borzov <borz_off(at)cs(dot)msu(dot)su>
Cc: Emily Boyd <emily(at)tinysofa(dot)org>,"Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)www(dot)commandprompt(dot)com>,pgsql-www(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Inappropriate changes to front page text [Was: Re:
Date: 2004-12-22 14:21:58
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On Wed, 22 Dec 2004, Alexey Borzov wrote:

> Hi,
> Emily Boyd wrote:
>> Having *The PostgreSQL Global Development Group* saying "Merry Christmas" 
>> to the international PostgreSQL community may be interpreted as culturally 
>> insensitive, as it implies that the *entire* PostgreSQL Global Development 
>> Group has this particular belief (which from a quick glance at the 
>> locations and backgrounds of developers, seems unlikely), and that 
>> *everyone* in the PostgreSQL community celebrates Christmas. Sure, maybe 
>> only a minority will be offended, but is it worth the risk with such a 
>> diverse, international community?
> There is another wrong implication that Christmas is celebrated Right Now. 
> That's not the case in Russia and probably several other Orthodox countries 
> where Christmas is celebrated on 7th of January.
> So I would be offended if I really cared (though I don't).

Even more, in Russia we have OLD NEW YEAR which is celebrated on 13th January.
Being buddhist (by nationality) I already celebrated 7th December :)

This discussion is prove that PostgreSQL project is really mature 
word-wide project.

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