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Re: DragonFly BSD marketing

From: "Bob Bagwill" <bob@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2005 17:55:10 -0400

On Tue, 16 Aug 2005 17:10:44 -0400, Chris Pressey <cpressey@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I agree strongly with your underlying theme, although I'd characterize
it slightly differently.  It's not just about marketing, which sounds
sort of frivolous and underhanded... it's actually about governance.

Governance sort of implies that there are agreed-upon principles that a
cohesive community shares. I think marketing is a better fit for the chaotic
open source bazaar. ;-) In a way, DragonFly is trying to sell itself, firstly, as
a neat project to work on, and secondly, as a robust-yet-innovative platform
for computing. I don't think DragonFly needs to market itself in the sense of
selling DragonFly-logo mousepads and tee-shirts (although they'd probably sell :-) ),
I think it needs to make clear why you would want to a) choose to work on it, and b)
choose to run it, over the alternatives.

Bob Bagwill

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