Re: Debian goes big business?
firstname.lastname@example.org (Christian Lavoie) writes:
> DISCLAIMER: These are notes, and can have technical impossibilites
> (especially concerning '.deb'ianizing of StarOffice)
> Ok, here's the sum up:
Like i wrote before: T a l k I s C h e a p.
I don't like all this commitee talk about forming organizations and
such. If i would start a company as i proposed it would be in first
place about marketing, advertising, repackaging, enhancing and selling
Debian. And i wouldn't want to discuss with people who wouldn't know
about effective marketing. No voting involved other than the needs of
the commercial market. The company would be about making lots of money
and about making the produced Debian package a severe competitor to
Redhat or even better SuSE. Such a company doesn't need any clever
committees but people who know how to sell and make money. It needs
someone who knows how to make money and who reinvests it into an
independent Debian simply because he/she wants to sell the best product
on the market. It needs someone who pays *skilled* developers (not
clueless package maintainers like me ;) to make it's Debian package a
really slick product by helping to enhance the main Debian distribution.
This is not about taking over control, but about taking advantage of
what is already there, about severely polishing it for the shrink wrap
market and giving back the polishing ingredients to our free Debian.
This is about synergy between the market needs and free software. Money
is no solution for anything but it certainly helps to pay the rent and
to buy bandwith and storage space for Debian.
Anybody here with better marketing skills than programming skills?
Interested in becoming a Debian entrepreneur? If yes, then please
don't *talk* but just *do* it.
I think i'll better shut up because my babbling doesn't help either.
Thank you, P. *8^)
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