[Mageia-discuss] Nice review!

Patricia Fraser trish at thefrasers.org
Sat Jun 11 15:01:23 CEST 2011

> 2011/6/11 Anne nicolas <ennael at mageia.org>:
> >
> >
> > 2011/6/11 Wolfgang Bornath <molch.b at googlemail.com>
> >>
> >> Yes, nice review but with flaws.
> >>
> >> In my review I will talk about this as well but I will also tell
> >> why this is so and the simple way for the user to get his
> >> drivers.
> >>
> >> The advantage of an author who knows about the subject of his
> >> review. That's why the German magazine was pleased to have
> >> Mandriva users write the Mandriva reviews.
> >>
> >> As for the non-free issue: I really wonder why this is coming up
> >> again and again and again. It was decided that we keep the DVD
> >> free of non-free drivers and that we will have these drivers on
> >> the Live media. Why has this to be discussed again, nothing has
> >> changed in the meantime.
> >>
> >> +1 for Thomas sentence about what we are promoting. I would not
> >> be a part of all this if we didn't.
> >> c
> >
> > I do agree also. But maybe we have to make some effort to improve
> > our description of available media and why these choice. Eve if
> > this is clear for us it may be not that  clear for others. BTW I
> > did post a comment on the article to explain this. I also
> > answered Beranger onTwitter on same topic. A great task for our
> > marketing team :)
> Yes, we did a lot of such commenting on articles and posting in the
> forums about this issue for Mandriva because with each release there
> are new users coming and asking. And we are doing it for Mageia as
> well. Somehow each new user thinks he has to start his own thread
> about this :(
> That's why I'd like to see a basic text, explaining everything. This
> text could be published on the website (a link on the download page
> "What about non-free software?" leading to that text), in the forums
> as general announcement, a link in the release notes, etc. And of
> course a blog entry "Mageia's distribution policy about non-free
> software".
> Then we do not have to explain it all over again and again in mails
> and forums. Reviews will still remain the same because normal review
> authors do not read such texts. :(

Yes, agree wholeheartedly. Any clues about exactly what states
our position accurately? Then I can start writing stuff up.


Trish Fraser, JD9R RQ2D
za jun 11 15:00:14 CEST 2011
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