What does LAMP stand for?

During my keynote at FOSDEM, I spoke a little bit about the network effects involved in the success of the LAMP stack. Just in case anyone in the crowd was unaware of the LAMP acronym, I spelt it out for them:

  • Linux
  • Apache
  • Most of our cool scripting languages start with P
  • PostgreSQL

We all had a laugh, and then went out for beer. Mmm, Cherry Kriek.

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7 Responses to What does LAMP stand for?

  1. RubenV says:

    Hey, that’s my picture! 🙂

    Great talk Jeff, hope to see you around again next year.

  2. michele says:

    Most of our cool scripting languages start with P -> Python –> TurboGears. 😉

  3. bjoern says:

    Hey, just want to congratulate you for this great talk, we just need more of them! I really enjoyed it.
    But as a not-native english speaker on some points i had problems to follow you. Maybe on your next talk you can remeber the non-native english people and speak a little bit slower.

  4. irvin says:

    I also use BLIMP (BSD + LIghttpd + MySQL + P?)

  5. Scott says:

    OK, dumb question…

    Are you saying that your audience already knew what LAMP stood for and therefore made a joke of it by alterring it…

    Or did you actually not know that it’s


  6. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LAMP_(software_bundle)
    The acronym LAMP (or L.A.M.P.) refers to a set of free software programs commonly used together to run dynamic Web sites or servers:

    * Linux, the operating system;
    * Apache, the Web server;
    * MySQL, the database management system (or database server);
    * Perl, PHP, and/or Python, scripting languages.

  7. jdub says:

    Thank you, Captain Obvious!

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