Re: Clueless users are bad for debian (was Let's CENSOR it!)
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>>>>> "Craig" == Craig Sanders <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
[SNIP stuff about RH's marketing... very correct, all that]
Craig> This isn't likely to change because debian is non-commercial and won't
Craig> ever have enough money to pay full-time marketing people...coding free
Craig> software is interesting enough to attract people to do it for free,
Craig> marketing isn't.
Uhm... wrong, Craig. It's not the marketing people that are the
problem... it's the fact that marketing *costs*. You know, even LJ
wants money for printing ads.
I think that if the money for the ads were there, there'd be people
willing to do it for free (gratis ;-). Like, ask some design/marketing
students... give them credit on the ad itself (small note in the
margin would probably be enough).
Craig> i don't see any great need to compete with RH, let them have the
Craig> clueless newbies (they're going to get them anyway...RH's marketing
Craig> budget beats ours). Debian targets an important niche that none of
Craig> the commercial dists would ever bother with now that linux is going
Craig> mass-market and mainstream.
I believe you're onto something very important (in this and in your
previous posts). IMNSHO, Debian should concentrate on its
strengths... "Debian for hackers..." or however CmdrTaco's speech
Jürgen A. Erhard eMail: email@example.com phone: (GERMANY) 0721 27326
Free Software Union (http://www.fslu.org)
pros do it for money -- amateurs out of love.
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