What is "Open Source"?
"The world's most advanced open source database", PostgreSQL (pronounced post-gres-q-l) provides a tremendous set of features backed by an worldwide community of developers, support companies and users.
Richard Huxton has had the pleasure of being part of the PostgreSQL community since 2000.
Some other terms you might encounter
LAMP is an acronym for Linux, Apache, MySQL & PHP (or Perl, Python) -
a common setup for web applications.
You might also see WAMP (with Windows replacing Linux) and LAPP (with PostgreSQL instead of MySQL)
- Linux - an "open source" alternative to Windows
- Apache - the industry standard webserver
- MySQL database
- PHP - a scripting language commonly used on websites