[CentOS] link to "commercial support" page isn't really helpful

William Warren hescominsoon at emmanuelcomputerconsulting.com
Mon Jun 22 01:40:49 UTC 2009

Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> On Mon, 22 Jun 2009, Spiro Harvey wrote:
>>>   from a promotional standpoint, i would avoid getting into that
>>> centos is a volunteer effort, and i would *seriously* avoid using
>>> the word "difficulty."  all i was suggesting earlier is that there
>>> are a
>> What? You'd prefer we lie to people?
>   ok, this is getting frustrating.  no, you don't lie about that.  *of
> course* you have to describe centos as a volunteer project.  but that
> bit of information is *not* *relevant* on the alleged *support* page,
> unless it directly affects how you're describing how to get support.
> otherwise, since you've already described the volunteer aspect of
> centos on something like a "what is centos?" page, there is no need to
> repeat it elsewhere.
>   here, let me make a suggestion.  get someone with a marketing
> background to peruse centos.org.  ask for their honest opinion.  and
> take it from there.
> rday
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marketing is mainly half-truths around a kernel of truths.  Depending on 
the marketer it's lies around a kernel of truth.  I would rather not 
have that anywhere on the Centos site.

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