Rework oftheFreeBSDwebsite[was:FreeBSD'sVisualIdentity:Outdated?]

Chris Zumbrunn chris at
Mon Feb 14 09:45:13 PST 2005

On Feb 14, 2005, at 6:33 PM, Roger 'Rocky' Vetterberg wrote:

> Erich Dollansky wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Astrodog wrote:
>>> "Technical Merits First, Other Crap Second." Everyone, repeat that 50
>>> times, like a mantra. We're losing sight of that, at least short 
>>> term,
>>> and it's somewhat frightening.
>> It really is.
> Im unable to do even the slightest bit of difference in the first part 
> (Technical Merits) simply due to the fact that I lack the needed 
> skills. Therefor, the second part (Other Crap) gets promoted on my 
> to-do list and becomes *my* highest priority.
> This does *not* mean that the projects priorities change, nor that 
> they in any way should.
> Just because a small part of the community feels that they cant 
> contribute in other areas then marketing and advocacy and therefor 
> prioritize that, it does not mean that the project as a whole is 
> losing focus.
> FreeBSD is a project that goes across cultural and geographical 
> borders, and it has thousands of contributors world wide. The fact 
> that not all of them contribute in the form of code does not make 
> FreeBSD less of a technically oriented project. Programmers and 
> technical decisions should always be what dictates the future of 
> FreeBSD, but that does not mean that all other areas has to be 
> alienated. Please realize that.

I'm sure you're very much welcome to contribute in the marketing and 
advocacy area! There is lots that needs to be produced!


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