Re: Debian Consulting
On Thu, 10 Jul 2003, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> On Thu, 10 Jul 2003 19:08:16 -0700 (PDT), Rich Bodo <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
> > For me, this frames the problem: So how do we market debian if the
> > developers aren't interested and we won't form a commercial
> > organization to do it? So far all I can do is start where I am and
> > show debian to others. A user friendly installer would be a huge
> > help. When I can give a cd to my grandma, and she can boot debian,
> > knoppix-like, and just start working, we've completely arrived
> > there.
> Since Knoppix uses Debian, why not start there? Or help with
> the Debian installer project, to help Debian get there?
Because I work on phone systems, and support the developers of such.
When those problems have been solved, I may start on another.
> > Like I said before, though, most developers do not care about user
> > base. Even though users become developers and admins which steam
> > roll into a better distro, few are shooting for breadth of appeal.
> > I'm sure other people have some better ideas.
> The kind of people who become future developers are unlikely
> to be hastened on their path by superior marketing.
All people are introduced to debian before they become debian
developers. I think we should introduce more people to debian, lots
more. Call that what you will.
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