Re: Debian Consulting
On Thu, 10 Jul 2003 23:44:18 -0700 (PDT), Rich Bodo <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
>> > 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.
Not all things are meant for all people. And Debian certainly
is not the desired OS for all people -- and thus we would be doing
those users a disservice by trying to "market" Debian to them.
Personally, I think the people Debian is targeted towards are
already aware of it. However, I don't mean to discourage people who
think that maketing is important, and want to do something about it.
Past experience has taught me to be leery of marketing plans, but I
freely admit to being biased.
I am not going to speak to this issue again, since I have
little constructive to add at the moment.
"I woudn't recommend sex, drugs, or Unix for everyone, but they work
for me." Jim Thompson (email@example.com), paraphrasing Hunter
Manoj Srivastava <firstname.lastname@example.org> <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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