> Personally, I think that RDBMS's are RDBMS's and browsers are browsers. and that the whole thing could have been worked out politely. But that, apparently, did not suit either party's self-interest. I think less of both parties for it all.
Hmm that is true if you assume that the person googling for your product will bother to add at least the word "database" after the name, if he tries it without and gets a plethora of hits for the browser.
Marketing droid or not, I wouldn't make that assumption.
I'm the author of a little known piece of software called "gitolite", and one of the reasons I chose this name among all the other alternatives I could think of (gitman, gitadmin, gitamin, and a dozen other combinations) was that this word got me exactly 3 results, and none of them in English.
I'm not selling anything, it's GPL, and the whole thing is less than a few hundred lines and expected to remain that way -- it's pretty much feature complete and "done" now, yet I bothered to do that.