Greg Sabino Mullane wrote:
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> Joshua proposed:
> ! In November 2007 a classic Open Source debate took place on whether
> ! or not to change the name of the PostgreSQL project to Postgres.
> ! It was decided that Postgres would be an officially recognized
> ! nickname but that the name would remain PostgreSQL. Postgres was
> ! the original name of the project at Berkeley and is strongly
> ! preferred over other nicknames. If you find 'PostgreSQL' hard
> ! to pronounce, call it 'Postgres' instead.
> The debate has certainly spread well before (and after) November 2007.
> Not sure what makes it a "classic Open Source debate" either. Because
> it was debated in the open? I think the "decision" was basically
> Core's punting of making the tough but necessary decision to make
> the project name pronounceable once again (if I can add some spin
> of my own :). If we are going to say "It was decided", we need
> to state who (Core) actually did the decreeing / deciding.
> In case it wasn't clear, I'm not in support of changing the FAQ
> as proposed above.
In looking at it now I see the Berkeley sentence isn't necessary so I
just remove it. (It was copied from the documentation.) New text:
<P>Postgres is a widely-used nickname for PostgreSQL. If you find
'PostgreSQL' hard to pronounce, call it 'Postgres' instead.</P>
Shorter is better in the FAQ.
Bruce Momjian <> http://momjian.us
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