[Mageia-discuss] Suggestions

George J. Walsh gjwalsh at dscvcp.org
Sun Oct 24 21:06:38 CEST 2010

On Sun, 2010-10-24 at 18:17 +0200, Wolfgang Bornath wrote:
> It's not only the packagers. Was it not for the personal contacts I
> had at Mandriva and in the community I would not have continued any
> contribution after Mandriva terminated my contract.
> But in general the difference between Mandriva and Mageia is really
> the difference between company and community.
> While at Mandriva most users felt more like customers of a commercial
> company than as parts of a community, with Mageia it's totally
> different.
> While with Mandriva the users always regarded the distribution as a
> product of the company, being served to them (no matter whether there
> were only employees or more contributors than employees). With Mageia
> it is now _their_ product which _they_ serve to themselves and others.
> I think this is the core difference and we have to prove that this
> impression is right.

Absolutely true, and very well expressed. Methinks if we fail with this,
then we are doomed to fail period. 


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