[Mageia-discuss] Mageia logo proposals and selection

Renaud MICHEL r.h.michel+mageia at gmail.com
Sun Oct 17 10:20:48 CEST 2010

On dimanche 17 octobre 2010 at 03:11, LinuxBSDos.com wrote :
> It's this idea of "community" that has been the bane of virtually all
> Linux distributions. It's part of the reason that we have failed to
> conquer the desktop. If Android were a "community" mobile distribution,
> it would not be in the position that it currently occupies.
> Instead of focusing on the needs of the community, why not start thinking
> of building a distribution for main stream users. Think about how
> successful companies design their products. Think about what has made
> Apple so successful. It's vision and foresight. It's knowing what people
> need and building it, before they even realize that they need it.
> The whole idea of listening to thousands of opinions on how a
> distribution should be designed stymies real progress, especially when
> most of those opinions are not based on a real understanding of the
> subject matter.
> You get a group of people who have a certain degree of expertize in their
> field, and get them to design and build a product. In this particular
> case it should be very easy. Just look around. There are hundreds of
> distributions that we can co-opt features from and then make them better.

Contrary to android and macos (and mandriva) which are backed by 
enterprises, mageia is a community project.
So if you throw away the community, there is nothing left.

Renaud Michel

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