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Re: New website layout / design contest?

On 9/4/06, Matej Cepl <ceplm@seznam.cz> wrote:
Paul Belanger wrote:
> After all, the point of any distribution is to sell it to a user.

It is not. For example, Debian Developers usually don't care how many users
is Debian sold to. And that is a good thing.


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I'm sure not all debian developers feel that way, if that is the case, why release a quality product at all? I'm not a developer but I certainly care how many users debian has, the more the better imo. A strong userbase adds potential developers, bug testers, etc..use your imagination...which in turn adds to the overall quality of the project (usually). I guess something like a homepage may seem trivial to some but I just don't see it that way. Long time users know the strengths of debian but what about those who have never heard of it? The project homepage gives a good first impression. Think about it, if you were looking to hire someone for a job and knew nothing about the people you were interviewing....one guy was dressed in a nice suit another in bummy clothes what would your first impression be? I don't see any downside in giving the homepage a facelift, I mean seriously what harm could it do?

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