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Re: consultant entries that will be removed unless they "pong"

On Sat, Jul 16, 2005 at 02:07:34AM +0100, Rich Walker wrote:
> I get your point, but Debian is putting *commercial business* their
> way,

Well, don't expect that you'll saturate a hundred-agent-callcenter
with answering sales requests originated at debian-consultants. In
fact, I am not aware of a single request that has originated there.
You are vastly overvalueing the listing.

> The first few people whose web site they check do not appear to support
> Debian.

You'll never know short of actually calling the companies and
threatening them with a contract. A _lot_ of companies have a long
list of vendors on their web page while they actually only work with
one of them. Even the largest system integrators are known for a line
of "Well, we can sell routers from all five major vendors, but you
know, our nearest Juniper Knowhow is five hundred miles away from
here, while we have ten CCIE's in our local branch office alone". This
attitude is also common upon Linux consultants - including me. I'll
happily advertise supporting SuSE and Redhat and then strongly
influence the customer to take Debian instead.


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