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

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at crashcourse.ca
Mon Jun 22 09:22:44 UTC 2009

On Mon, 22 Jun 2009, Bent Terp wrote:

> On Mon, Jun 22, 2009 at 1:27 AM, Robert P. J. Day <rpjday at crashcourse.ca> wrote:
>        talk to someone with a marketing background.  seriously.  all you
>       need to do is admit that there's no support, but word it carefully so
>       that it doesn't seem like a big deal.  just give people the warm
>       fuzzies.  that's all they're looking for.
> No, let's NOT talk to marketing people about this - all they care
> about is making money by making stuff look nice and remove all the
> wrinkles in photoshop! Kinda like the above....

  are people on this list being *deliberately* obtuse or addled?  the
only point i was originally trying to make was that the current
wording of no current commercial support found here:


seemed, well, a bit abrupt and dismissive.  even if there's no
*official* commercial support, someone can certainly be a bit more
expansive on why.  and what other options are.  or *something*.  as it
stands, that page is little more than "this page under construction,"
which might not inspire readers with confidence.

  have i clarified the point i'm trying to make?  because, seriously,
if you're still too clueless to get what i'm trying to say, then
please save everyone the pixels and don't waste any more of your time
or mine.  i was *trying* to be helpful.


p.s.  what also doesn't inspire readers with confidence is obvious
grammatical errors:  "booking marking it will be of no value."
                      ^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^

*you* might not care about proper english, but others who are
considering adopting centos might be put off by that.  occasionally,
you *do* have to take off your geek hat and put on your marketing hat
when it comes time to promote your product.


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