[CentOS] Newsletter feedback

Mathieu Baudier mbaudier at argeo.org
Sun Oct 25 16:10:46 UTC 2009


>> We have now published the sixth version of the Newsletter and I think
>> it is time to ask YOU ( the reader ) what we can improve. The current
>> trend is away from really technical details more to a light read and
>> entertaining stuff. Is this a good way to go. Or should we focus more
>> on the technical side again*. Or is the balance right?
>
> I greatly enjoyed this month's newsletter, especially the hacker diary.
> :)  It's nice to see the events and "in the news" items too.
>

I am not for a long time in the CentOS community, but I found the last
two newsletters interesting and refreshing.

I think they are important to create this community feeling, which is
basically what differentiates CentOS from the "prominent North
American Linux vendor". For my (kind of professional) usage of CentOS,
I am ready to give up some of the benefits of paid support in order to
be part of a real community in the true free software fashion: maybe
less "reliable", but many answers come even before you ask.

No need for more tech stuff, I'd say. But if some users could
contribute stories of real-life deployments, that could begreat. That
is for example one of the very interesting sides of the users
mailing-list: having experienced admins sharing their experience while
they answer questions.
Having something like this as a regular section of the newsletter
could be an idea...

So, yes, the newsletter contributes greatly to this community feeling.
I'll be happy to contribute, when I'll be more knowledgeable (and
funny).


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