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Re: DPL candidate question

On 2/26/07, Curt Larson <cnclarson@gmail.com> wrote:
As kind of a follow-up to the basic 'what would you do as DPL that you
could not do as DD?' I would like to know more about how you would
handle marketing Debian.  The very hot topic this week is Dell's move
to offer open source alternatives. Buried  several clicks away from
Dells 'Ideas in Action' page is a vague reference to Debian pertaining
to 8G servers. Would you as DPL make it a primary goal to attract as
many DD's as you could to work specifically on eliminating the gotchas
of installing Debian on Dell Desktops, Laptops and Servers working
towards putting Debian at the top of Dells (and maybe others to
follow) list of approved and pre-installed OS's?
~'your friendly debian-vote watcher'

Hi Curt,

This is a great question. I've a chapter in my platform that covers
the Debian relationship with major hardware vendors and their approach
handling server and desktop support. Based on HP results, i'll do my
best to push more vendors to support us, even hiring developers to
make sure that Debian works well over their hardware.

I also want to push more ideas out of the paper in terms of marketing.
There is a chapter on my platform about this too. You will be able to
read soon.

-- stratus

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