[Mageia-discuss] Mageia logo proposals and selection

Ahmad Samir ahmadsamir3891 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 15 16:43:42 CEST 2010

On 15 October 2010 16:22, Marcello Anni <marcello.anni at alice.it> wrote:
>> I don't think any respectable Linux distro should go the Ubuntu way in
>> the branding part. Promoting ourselves as just "Mageia" not as
>> "Mageia, a Linux distro", even implicitly, is just wrong. People who
>> contribute to the FOSS world still have ethics and "values" to uphold.
>> I don't care if it's commercially successful or not, and we _can be a
>> successful Linux distro_.
> i'd prefer a user that chooses mageia as it is and then he becomes interested
> in linux and in its community (and values) than considering mageia as a linux
> distro and not to trying it as he thinks it is too diffult...  do you agree?
> Marcello

It's the other way around, the user is interested in Linux, for whatever reason:
- economical, he can't afford windows
- usability, he's tired of fixing his windows boxes... etc
- ideological, he wants to use free open source software

then he looks for a distro and start using it.

Of course seeing an OS on a friend's machine may be an incentive to
give that "thing" a shot, but he should know what he's about to use.

Ahmad Samir

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