| > I remember once when people who distributed Linux actually enjoyed interaction with the users. Unforunately it now seems that there are certain criteria placed upon people before they can ask.
I remember once when I enjoyed interaction with the users. At the time, I was maintaining a couple of tiny packages, which had a lot to do with it. By the time the feedback reaches a certain amount, it just starts to shit you. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy interaction, I’m all for it, but when it gets to the point where you start *skimming* through +inbox (which is minus all the mailing lists, spam, BTS mail, etc), then I think you need to reassess the level of interaction you participate in.
> Think about it. You can either go into your little clique and moan about how nobody appreciates all the hard work and in a few years dissapear back into the realm of techies or you can continue making progress into the commercial world by treating people as people and not people who are invading your time, even though they are 🙂
> I think it is time that people wake up and realise what they have to do in order to cut it in the real commercial world.
> BTW I love Debian, and have never recommended anything else but you guys are working against me getting it adopted in the real commercial world.
OK, let me state my honest opinion: I don’t care. I want to see Debian as a better, stronger, distribution. I don’t care which CIO’s desktop it lands on, I don’t care if it’s featured on the front page of the New York Times or if the Wagga Wagga milkbar starts selling Tux plush dolls, I really don’t.
Have a look at www.spi-inc.org and www.debian.org some day, and see how commercially-oriented it is. About as much as I am.