[nSLUG] On irrelevant linux questions and taking things seriously

Michael Gillie mikegpc at gmail.com
Wed Apr 11 18:28:22 ADT 2007

Ok, again, this was not a "market" survey. This is a "test the waters to see
what ppl expect" survey.

On 4/11/07, D G Teed <donald.teed at gmail.com> wrote:
> I don't have issues with what LUGs are about.  They are certainly
> not marketing engines, but the O.P. was attempting to do
> research here which was marketing and serious, and that
> is where I felt we could up the quality a notch.  I felt Ben's
> initial comment was good in that respect.
> I do depend on Linux in my work, and so perhaps this influences my
> perspective.  I see the gap between corporate IT management, and
> concepts/utilization of open source, and it is an amazing chasm.
> The IT management view is probably a better match for a student looking
> at marketing potential than the hobbyist view (unless there is
> some market potential in hobbyists, but I expect any store like
> Greenlyph satisfies that by simply selling PCs without Windows).
> I don't mean to put down IT hobbyists by that remark - I just mean
> this isn't the main group that would have cash to shell out for anything
> someone wants to market.  After all, part of the point of open source
> is to find ways to solve problems without spending money on
> hardware and service fees, and hobbyists are really the
> developers, integrators and testers on the avante garde, right
> down to the question of how little of a server can I get
> the latest software running.  I'm right in there with you guys
> on that.
> I guess part of my issue is that other mailing lists I use for information
> do not contain the types of content you'd find in web forums.
> If someone was to make an nSLUG forum, I'd be interested
> in participating there, and I could even be silly on occassion.
> --Donald
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