Julio Capote jcapote at
Thu Feb 10 16:11:58 PST 2005

I think that the entire point of an IT deptartment, is to provide that
"geek abstraction"; no CEO goes to and decides to go with
linux for thier infastructure. They ask thier IT deptartment to make
those decisions. On the same token, no small business owner/executive is
going to goto and download an iso and install it on all
thier servers based on some marketing hype. Sites like
are an exception because they are indeed a commercial entity that sells
services/products based on Linux, Freebsd has no such entity.

On the other hand, I am all for a redesigning of the .org website so
that looks a bit more professional (something like
maybe?), complete with OUR OWN forums, instead of using A
wiki would also be nice. Just my 2 cents..

- Julio

On Thu, 2005-02-10 at 17:45 -0600, Shawn Harrison wrote:
> Joshua Tinnin wrote [02/10/05 5:19 PM]:
> > On Thursday 10 February 2005 10:25 am, "Scott I. Remick" 
> > <scott at> wrote:
> > <snip>
> > 
> >>Anyhow, on a side note: I still think the www.freebsd.COM site is an
> >>excellent idea. Hopefully some people with the time and skills can
> >>pull it off. That is not me, but they get my vote and gratitude.
> > 
> > 
> > Maybe I missed this ... what would be the purpose of PR? 
> > Just curious ... maybe I could help out here.
> > 
> > - jt
> An interface to FreeBSD that says, "Professional solutions for 
> enterprise IT management and infrastructure" rather than "Cool 
> open-source software project." You know, links like "Products, 
> Solutions, Partners" rather than "Bugs, Download, Community."
> A counter example might be "". Big headline today: "GNOME Photo 
> Printer: A nifty little app" To me, it screams, "Geek site." I think the 
> point is to create something that people who don't necessarily like 
> nifty apps and neat features would be persuaded by.
> That's just my take on it. Hope I'm not stepping on any toes -- I think 
> is a great idea.

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