On Tuesday 25 March 2008 11:43:37 pm Wei Chen wrote: > The search volume for Debian has been continuously decreasing in the > recent years, as shown in the search trend statistics of one of the most > famous search engines. This indicates that Debian is losing its users, > e.g. about 50% in the last 3 years. But who is growing at Debian's "expense?" Other Debian-based distros. > The Debian team should not focus only on the development and maintenance > of a good and stable operating system, but also on the promotion of its > products. Many Ubuntu developers are also active Debian developers. > Being free of charge is not an excuse of not actively participating in > promotional activities. Higher visibility can be beneficial for a > community, since it can bring more new developers. It can be a vicious > circle: if the current situation and trends do not change, the whole > project will eventually not be able to continue because of the lack of > developers and users. That all fails to take into account that Debian is consered the generic linux platform by developers in general... > HTH Hope this helps? How does ripping Debian a new asshole while ignoring the reality of the situation "help" anyway? -- Paul Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org
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