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Re: Debian Consulting

> Removal of the list would be a very unfortunate sign, a sign that debian
> consulting is not a widespread thing, that debian consultants do not
> communicate well, that debian consulting is in fact quite marginal.  I
> think this is actually the case.

Interesting thread #1.  Debian consulting is dead.  I agree.
Relatively speaking, it's dead.  It's a matter of user base as much as
marketing.  Users are marketing.  That's an FSB advantage.  RedHat has
both users and dollars to market with.  Debian only has users.  Given
the absolutely vast superiority of the Debian Linux OS over RedHat,
one is led to ask, why can't we make up for the dollars with users?
The answer is, I believe, that we don't care.  Not enough of us do,
anyway.  I do, you do, but most debian developers have no idea what
possible value a larger user base and proactive marketing effort could
have for them.  What's even sadder than that?  The people who
understand that Debian's future is at stake don't care enough to beat
it through the skulls of the lemmings.


Rich Bodo | rsb@ostel.com | 650-964-4678

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