Re: Debian Consulting
On Thu, 10 Jul 2003, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> On Thu, 10 Jul 2003 18:24:04 -0700 (PDT), Rich Bodo <email@example.com> said:
> > 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 dot com bubble bust should have taught us that users do
> not translate directly into oodles of cash?
Surely you don't think that users do not recommend the good products
they use? Nothing translates into dollars, and no one is suggesting a
profit motive as an end here.
> > The answer is, I believe, that we don't care. Not
> Quite. The idea is libre software, and freedom to do what we
> will, not making money hand over foot.
Who suggested "making money hand over foot"?
> > 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?
> Why don't you enlighten us poor besotten sods, then?
Why don't you read the entire email, developer.
> > The people who understand that Debian's future is at stake don't
> > care enough to beat it through the skulls of the lemmings.
> Debian's future depends on making money? How have we survived
> so far? Also, do you realize that these lemmings are the ones who are
> creating this OS?
> manoj, another lemming
Who is at least now talking about promoting debian.
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