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Re: PostgreSQL is the "Database of the year"

From: Greg Smith <gsmith(at)gregsmith(dot)com>
To: pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: PostgreSQL is the "Database of the year"
Date: 2008-01-18 22:23:24
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On Fri, 18 Jan 2008, Robert Treat wrote:

>> Simon Riggs <simon(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com> wrote:
>>> "PostgreSQL has recently been announced as Winner of's
>>> Product of the Year 2008, beating both MySQL and Oracle. This follows
>>> 5 consecutive Editor's Choice awards from LinuxJournal."
> -2, as a general rule you should never mention competing products in your
> product announcements.

Yeah, saying you won implies that all the competition you'd expect in that 
category was soundly thrashed and specifically smacking them might be 
considered poor form for the new release announcement.  Simon's statement 
is a little misleading the way it's worded now as well (it wasn't their 
overall product of the year, just the database one).  How about this 
re-worked version:

PostgreSQL has recently been announced's "Database Tool or 
Add-in" Product of the Year for 2008. This follows 5 consecutive Editor's 
Choice Awards for "Best Database" from LinuxJournal.

* Greg Smith gsmith(at)gregsmith(dot)com Baltimore, MD

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