On 19-Apr-2000 John Kelly wrote:
> I don't think that my (and, from what I'm reading, Debian's) problem with
> this whole thing rests in the fact that Debian have to pay for it, but in
> the fact that Linux Expo are claiming to have "All the majors", when one
> the biggest (albeit not commercial) is not being represented. A quote
> their page :
>> "Linux Expo is the definitive forum for everyone involved in the Open
> revolution in enterprise computing."
>> Debian isn't being used in enterprise computing?
Don't want to start a flame war here.....but Debian is "between a rock and
a hard place". Yes they are one of the major suppliers but this is a
business orientated trade show. I am the manager of a company, but would
not regard Debian as a leader in enterprise computing.Naturally enough I
have a geek mentality (else I wouldn't be here), but for general business
purposes, we need the SuSe, Redhat Caldera input. The first rule of
business....give the customer what he wants. If Linux wants to succeed
there will have to be the products to get the customer. Debian do not seem
to be prepared to do this at present. This is not a show for geeks....it's
a show for potential geeks.These people want product and technical
support....not an ideal...no matter how justified.
I don't think that debian merit a free stand......we are aiming for "world
domination". Put it another way...would you rather have a horse or a sports
car. (NOT performance related) A horse is environmentally friendly..the
purest form of transport...a sports car has all the bells and whistles.If
you don't want to be a minority intrest....you supply the goods.
DISCLAIMER: I am currently changing water into wine......sorry...the other
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