> To paraphrase myself: "The open field is not a place these new comers
> are comfortable with."
I think I generally agree with the gist of that.
People fear change and without a big impetus to do, so and a clear light
at the end of the tunnel, simply won't change.
Get out the message of how much better things are in the FOSS world,
keep the new comer away, from the vitriolic flamewar "welcome to my
killfile" muppet class, and you make progress brining Oss to the masses.
I similarly think that, people simply go with what they know and through
a lack of understanding of the alternatives and the actual level of
replicated functionality in the FOSS world, people find easy reasons, to
stick with what's familiar, not through a malovalent desire to
undermine, FOSS, but simply through a desire not to relearn how to drive
cars, they aren't too good a driving to begin with.
Base case, the OSS, people should hire some marketing people... make the
alternatives to closed source, seem new and shiny and people will
change... whether it works or not.
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