WOW. . .those screenshots of 3.1Alpha are fantastic
lawnman59 at netzero.net
Sun Jul 14 00:05:53 BST 2002
Mary, since you apparently know firsthand exactly what business is looking
for. . .why not offer your marketing services to KDE promotional
activities? Maybe even lend your insightful vision to the KDE League itself
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mary Stamper" <mstamper77 at yahoo.com>
To: <kde at mail.kde.org>
Sent: Saturday, July 13, 2002 5:53 PM
Subject: Re: [kde] WOW. . .those screenshots of 3.1Alpha are fantastic
> It's a weakness if you are happy just being little KDE with your little
unix desktop in your
> little home geek-abode. But if you really want to seriously challenge M$
where it will hurt,
> you've got to go after the big companies that actually use the computer to
get work done. And the
> priorities may be entirely different. Perhaps deep down, that isn't what
the existing users and
> perveyors of KDE REALLY want...........
> --- Daniel Smart <smartd at hotmail.com> wrote:
> > >From: Mary Stamper <mstamper77 at yahoo.com>
> > >Reply-To: kde at mail.kde.org
> > >To: kde at mail.kde.org
> > >Subject: Re: [kde] WOW. . .those screenshots of 3.1Alpha are fantastic
> > >Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2002 08:54:50 -0700 (PDT)
> > >
> > >Is this perhaps one of the weaknesses of the KDE project? or of free
> > >software in general? Folks
> > >work on what they want to instead of worrying about what is needed to
> > >in business. As an
> > >employee of a company that sells services for money, we have to work
> > >what the users need, not
> > >always on what we think is most cool or most fun. Is this discipline
> > >perhaps lacking when there is
> > >no money to be made?
> > >
> > So, people develop cool software because it's fun, give it to you for
> > occasionally listen to you when you whinge, and this is a weakness.
> > All this criticism of KDE developers, and yet the last company I worked
> > paid an unamed solar company close to a million dollars a year, and I
> > ever got anything fixed, or even recognised as a bug.
> > Dan "Pay me enough, and I'll ignore you too" Smart
> > --
> > Dan Smart - smartd at hotmail.com (203) 981 8968
> > "Every day I learn a little more, and vast new vistas of ignorance
> > before me."
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