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Re: PostgreSQL name

From: "Guido Barosio" <gbarosio(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: "Robert Treat" <xzilla(at)users(dot)sourceforge(dot)net>
Cc: pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: PostgreSQL name
Date: 2008-05-20 12:27:43
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Thanks, just what I needed. Sweet.


On Tue, May 20, 2008 at 7:37 AM, Robert Treat
<xzilla(at)users(dot)sourceforge(dot)net> wrote:
> On Tuesday 20 May 2008 01:29:08 Guido Barosio wrote:
>> I was trying to find a thread where the discussion relied on the name,
>> using PostgreSQL or just Postgres.
>> AFAIK there was an agreement and PostgreSQL *won* that discussion, but
>> I am unable to find that thread and I may be wrong. This comes to me
>> because I was trying to push some *advocacy* stuff to the -es mailing
>> list, and now I am not sure on how to proceeed.
>> The case is that the .org FAQ explains that both names are just fine,
>> and I am happy with that, but I seem to recall that PostgreSQL was the
>> preferred option. Though, if this is the case we should change that
>> from the site, right?
> PostgreSQL is the official name of the project, but Postgres is considered an
> officially accepted nickname. At this point that means that you should use
> the name PostgreSQL when you are creating materials that will represent the
> project (for example, the PostgreSQL website uses (or tries to use) the name
> PostgreSQL throughout). HTH.
> --
> Robert Treat
> Build A Brighter LAMP :: Linux Apache {middleware} Postgre

Guido Barosio

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