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Re: OpenBSD CDs design
- To: <email@example.com>
- Subject: Re: OpenBSD CDs design
- From: "Chris Hedemark" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Sun, 4 Mar 2001 14:33:19 -0500
- References: <Pine.GSO.email@example.com><3A9696A1.firstname.lastname@example.org><email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org>
"Artur Grabowski" <email@example.com> said:
> Wearing a tie, being sober, politically correct and proper is less fun.
Agreed. I wear bib overalls to work regularly. Burned my ties when I left
my cushy consulting job in Philadelphia and moved south.
> I don't think we should "conform" (it's rather "bend over") just to
> more "cutomers".
It's not to attract more customers. Sysadmins are already sold. It's to
ease acceptance by skeptical management types, who need to feel warm and
fuzzy about running something they've never seen a TV commercial or full
page color magazine ad for.
> OpenBSD attracts users in spite of cartoons, political
> incorrectness and RTFM-attitude from the developers.
But at the same time it repels IT managers who have the final say in what OS
The idea to "professionalize" the image isn't so much to sell it to the end
users as to make it easier for them to sell it to their bosses.