[Linux-aus] Marketing Linux

Nigel Cunningham nigel at nigel.suspend2.net
Wed Apr 18 07:19:31 UTC 2007


On Wed, 2007-04-18 at 12:25 +1000, Paul Wayper wrote:
> My personal reaction to this is that that's a lot of money that's
> basically going to be poured right down the drain.  There are a lot of
> things that $350,000 USD could do to improve open source and to market
> it to wider audiences - that's a team of developers paid for a year or
> more to work full time on improving the UI, for instance.  It's probably
> enough for a campaign of well-presented TV or YouTube ads.  It's enough
> money to make a lot of hardware vendors sit up, take notice and give us
> detailed specs to fully open-source major components (Wifi and video
> drivers, perhaps).

I agree. I'd far rather see money spent on a really good TV ad.
Especially one that said "The 'Wow' started long ago" or highlighted the
benefits of Linux for your average home or business user.

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