FreeBSD's Visual Identity: Outdated?

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at
Thu Dec 30 00:45:06 PST 2004

If they are going to be scared off at first contact by the existing
website, do you think they would ever amount to an asset to the
FreeBSD Project?  We only have a limited amount of time to help
people come up to speed with FreeBSD - at some point you have to
throw them in and they need to swim for themselves.

Were YOU scared off by the website?  Obviously not - why are these
other folks different than you?


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Nikolas Britton [mailto:freebsd at]
> Sent: Wednesday, December 29, 2004 1:17 PM
> To: Ted Mittelstaedt
> Cc: freebsd-advocacy at; freebsd-questions at;
> freebsd-www at; freebsd-arch at; Simon Burke
> Subject: Re: FreeBSD's Visual Identity: Outdated?
> Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:
> >>nbritton wrote: gain this is are target market; consultants, 
> integrators, vars, etc.  I
> >>bet 80% of them don't even know FreeBSD exists and of the 20% that do
> >>only 20% would consider using and recommending it based on technical
> >>merit alone.
> >>
> >>    
> >>
> >
> >A var that has a thriving Linux consultancy and no FreeBSD experience
> >isn't going to buy into FreeBSD. The only time your going to get a
> >consultant with no FreeBSD experience into looking at FreeBSD is if they
> >can't make a go of it with their existing product line, or if they have
> >never done consulting before and
> >are just starting out.
> >
> >
> >  
> >
> This is one of main point I'm trying to make in all of these talks. How 
> are they ever going to know it's out there and when they do make first 
> contact don't you think we should greet them in a professional manner?
> Sorry if I mangled the message a bit when I cut out all the fluff.

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