The only worthwhile logo-related comments so far....

Paul A. Hoadley paulh at
Sat Feb 12 23:55:52 PST 2005

On Sun, Feb 13, 2005 at 01:41:50AM -0600, Nikolas Britton wrote:
> Erich Dollansky wrote:
> >The point is the lack of a company supporting FreeBSD like IBM does
> >for Linux, is a reason for companies not to take FreeBSD as they
> >cannot turn back to that company if things go wrong.
> >
> >All the potential user sees is currently this small group called
> >'core' which is obviously to small to give the same support like
> >IBM - or any other huge company - could give.
> This part makes no sense. Core is not (and will never be) for end
> user support.

Erich knows that.  His main point is in the first paragraph quoted

> This is like saying the executive officers of a company should man
> the help desk phones. It is your job to provide support for your end
> users or clients, the computer industry is now a service based
> industry.  You have to sell them on yourself and the services you
> have to offer, FreeBSD is just a tool in your bag of tricks.

To whom is 'you' referring in the paragraph above?  Erich's point is
simply that the attractiveness of some incarnations of Linux to some
companies can be explained by the observation that giants like IBM are
offering support for it.


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