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Re: My brain dump (i.e. our marketing plan)



On Wed, 2005-06-08 at 16:57 -0700, Karsten Wade wrote:
> /me replies to the fun stuff, first
> 
> On Wed, 2005-06-08 at 16:03 -0700, Colin Charles wrote:
> > Here it is folk...
> 
> >       * Hardware Compatibility Lists (HCLs) - we are certifiying
> >         nothing. More on this topic in a while (i.e. I have code, and
> >         work in ~/code/hwdb, now its just time to unleash the beast for
> >         a beating) 
> 
> You've probably read it, but for those who don't keep up on fedora-docs-
> list, here is a recent thread on HCLs:
> 
> http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-docs-list/2005-June/msg00035.html
>       
> IMHO, the HCL concept took a beating, in most all forms.  The best idea
> is that some automagic might be nice.  There are lots of lists of
> hardware by model in the distro that could be yanked into XML and thus
> into something pretty.  But ye gods! don't let us do anything manual.
> 
> 'Nuff said.
>   
> >       * Marketing via a LiveCD - developer's don't find this terribly
> >         useful, but its a great marketing tool. Now, we need to leverage
> >         pushing this towards being done. 
> 
> Oh, this is essential.  Anyone who says it's not useful in many ways is
> not on this planet and should be ignored for this subject. ;-P
> 
> I know there are technical hurdles and the like, and it must include a
> usable OO.o.  Knoppix STD works great for me personally, but I *know* I
> could convert people if I could just boot Fedora Core on their machines
> in a non-destructive manner.  At US$.015 a live CD, that's some cheap
> propaganda.
> 
> - Karsten

I know a gentleman who makes LiveCD's for a living. I can invite him to
help - it's not a big deal. Really!


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