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Re: How to make Debian more attractive for users, was: Re: The number of popcon.debian.org-submissions is falling

On Thu, 22 Jul 2010 08:02:52 +0200, Lucas Nussbaum
<lucas@lucas-nussbaum.net> wrote:
>On 22/07/10 at 14:22 +1000, Russell Coker wrote:
>> On Thu, 22 Jul 2010, Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@lucas-nussbaum.net> wrote:
>> > > That's an interesting idea.  But where is the money going to come from?
>> > 
>> > This idea is likely to get so much people against it that it's not worth
>> > discussing.
>> Involvement of Debian funds would cause problems, but there are other options.
>> We could have Debian maintain a list of consultants and companies that provide 
>> phone and Jabber support.  Also a mapping of consultants to areas of expertise 
>> would be good (EG if someone happens to need some paid expert advice on Debian 
>> SE Linux ;).
>We currently have 827 consultants in 64 countries listed on
>http://www.debian.org/consultants/, which is pretty easy to find. It's
>true that this listing could be improved, but still, it's there (also,
>you are not listed).

It is also grossly ineffective. My company is listed there since 2004
and has received like three incoming questions and not a single buck
of revenue via this medium.

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