[Mageia-discuss] Mageia logo proposals and selection

Ahmad Samir ahmadsamir3891 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 15 17:22:40 CEST 2010

On 15 October 2010 17:00, Marcello Anni <marcello.anni at alice.it> wrote:
>> 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
> no, we don't want to search those people. the people that choose linux for
> these reasons have already installed linux in their machines, we must
> comunicate to the people that think "linux is ugly and  difficult to use" that
> there is the best system around the world and that they didn't try it yet.

Bear in mind that those who searched will put more time/effort into
getting it to work, i.e. they're not doing it as a sort of stunt :)

>> 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.
> more than seeing an OS from their friends (that is really useful anyway,
> overall in the first steps), i would like to change the synonim linux=difficult.
> if you change it (as it happened often to me), they say to you "ah, cool", but
> they won't ever install it .
> cheers,
> Marcello

I don't see how that contradicts my point of _not_ promoting "Mageia"
but ""Mageia" the Linux distro"....

Ahmad Samir

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