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Re: Clueless users are bad for debian (was Let's CENSOR it!)

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>>>>> "Craig" == Craig Sanders <cas@taz.net.au> writes:

[SNIP stuff about RH's marketing... very correct, all that]

    Craig> This isn't likely to change because debian is non-commercial and won't
    Craig> ever have enough money to pay full-time marketing people...coding free
    Craig> software is interesting enough to attract people to do it for free,
    Craig> marketing isn't.

Uhm... wrong, Craig.  It's not the marketing people that are the
problem... it's the fact that marketing *costs*.  You know, even LJ
wants money for printing ads.

I think that if the money for the ads were there, there'd be people
willing to do it for free (gratis ;-).  Like, ask some design/marketing
students... give them credit on the ad itself (small note in the
margin would probably be enough).

    Craig> i don't see any great need to compete with RH, let them have the
    Craig> clueless newbies (they're going to get them anyway...RH's marketing
    Craig> budget beats ours).  Debian targets an important niche that none of
    Craig> the commercial dists would ever bother with now that linux is going
    Craig> mass-market and mainstream.

I believe you're onto something very important (in this and in your
previous posts).  IMNSHO, Debian should concentrate on its
strengths... "Debian for hackers..." or however CmdrTaco's speech


Bye, J

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