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Re: Wanted: new project slogan

From: Nikolas Everett <nik9000(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com
Cc: Joshua Kramer <josh(at)globalherald(dot)net>, pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Wanted: new project slogan
Date: 2010-01-26 18:45:53
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On Tue, Jan 26, 2010 at 12:07 PM, Joshua D. Drake <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>wrote:

> On Tue, 2010-01-26 at 13:34 -0500, Joshua Kramer wrote:
> > > Open Source Power and Reliability
> >
> > Here's a novel idea.  Can we create a slogan (and other marketing
> > collateral) without the use of the term "Open Source"?  This may give
> > Postgres a 'foot in the door' to those entities who are irrationally
> > afraid of Open Source software... I am aiming directly at the vast
> > majority of SQL-Server workloads for which SQL-Server's advanced features
> > (reporting, DotNet integration, etc) are not needed.  For example:
> >
> Not a bad idea but... uh -- We have DotNet capabilties, reporting
> capabilities etc...
I could be wrong but I believe he meant LINQ and MDX.  I was going to write
a really incredulous email about how we indeed don't have those features but
it turns out we have both:
There are a few open source and at least on commercial product to provide
LINQ to PostgreSQL support.  From what I can tell the open source products
aren't really done yet.  One says it doesn't support transactions.
The open source Mondrian project can sit in front of a whole bunch of
different databases, including PostgreSQL, to provide MDX capabilities.

The problem is none of them right out of the box so to speak.  They all take

Nik Everett

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