On 06/17/2016 10:04 AM, Alvaro Herrera wrote:
> Merlin Moncure wrote:
> 
>> Ugliness is a highly subjective qualifier.  OTOH, Backwards
>> compatibility, at least when the checks are properly written :-), is a
>> very objective benefit.
> 
> This is the argument that made us kept the PostgreSQL name instead of
> renaming back to Postgres.  I'm not a fan of it.
> 

Well ... no.

We kept the PostgreSQL name for three reasons.

Back in 2005, which was the last time we could have reasonably changed
it, nobody had the time/energy to do all of the
search-and-replace-and-contact-every-packager required.  The folks who
were most enthusiastic about the change wanted someone else to do the
work.  Plus, our Japanese community, which was like 40% of our worldwide
community at the time, was opposed to the change.

The third reason is that we have a registered trademark on "PostgreSQL",
but "postgres" is public domain.

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Josh Berkus
Red Hat OSAS
(any opinions are my own)


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