[Mageia-dev] Art, Logo and Branding
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.
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.
OpenOffice.org MarCon (Marketing Contact) NZ
OpenOffice.org Migration and training Consultant.
INGOTs Assessor Trainer
(International Grades in Open Technologies)
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