DragonFly BSD marketing

Martin P. Hellwig mhellwig at xs4all.nl
Tue Aug 16 03:04:04 PDT 2005

Bob Bagwill wrote:
Marketing, a nine letter word ...

Basic rule of open-source marketing, you don't need it when the product 
speaks for itself, when inserting energy you can choose (within a 
overlapping degree) between marketing or improving the product.

My suggestion for open-source projects is not to spend too much energy 
in marketing but in improving the product.
If it's a feasible product other institutes/companies will do the marketing.

Most open-source/spare-time developers have very own private reasons why 
they do what they are doing, customer-responsibility mostly not a part 
of it. Being BSD licensed this is a perfect opportunity for a commercial 
company to provide that (as it seems this is already the case).


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