[Mageia-dev] Art, Logo and Branding

Graham Lauder yorick_ at openoffice.org
Fri Sep 24 02:04:37 CEST 2010

On Friday 24 Sep 2010 10:50:35 Wolfgang Bornath wrote:
> 2010/9/24 Marc Paré <marc at marcpare.com>:
> > It may be to our benefit to see if some similar growth models could be
> > applied to Mageia.
> My main reason to applaud the decision to start Mageia and also my
> main motivation to join this project is the fact that it is community
> driven and community led. That it is not subject to commercial
> strategies and/or necessities or even pressure and restraints. I am
> not interested to face this situation again that some manager tells me
> what I have to do because of a situation he (or his kind) has created
> or caused.
> If somebody thinks about commercial options I will only agree if these
> options are under control of the community board, not the other way
> round, and if this commercial part has a different name and brand.
> I've been suffering from this mixture of commercial and half-free and
> free Mandriva Linux for years, having to correct misunderstandings,
> unclear descriptions and articles which still today make users at
> events ask me, "why Mandriva takes money for their distribution while
> Ubuntu is cost free?".
> I don't want that to be repeated with Mageia.
> wobo

Now this is really good stuff, we have, between here, the feeling I'm 
collecting off IRC and the frontpage of mageia.org, the ingredients of a 
vision and mission statement.

Who do I talk to about setting up a Marketing Mail list

I'll set up a pirate pad in any case.

Graham Lauder,
OpenOffice.org MarCon (Marketing Contact) NZ

OpenOffice.org Migration and training Consultant.

INGOTs Assessor Trainer
(International Grades in Open Technologies)

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