[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu Plans (marketing)

alan c aeclist at candt.waitrose.com
Thu Mar 8 10:25:29 UTC 2012

On 07/03/12 22:26, Grant Phillips-Sewell wrote:
> On Mar 7, 2012 7:01 PM, "alan c" <aeclist at candt.waitrose.com> wrote:
>> What I took from this exchange was that the retail goldfish bowl we
>> all actually live in, is one of deep immersion. There is hardly
>> anywhere we can go, or that I can think of, which does not have only
>> retail air to breathe. There is 'no such thing as a free lunch' is
>> mostly true in the real world, although exceptionally, not with most
>> of GNU/Linux. There is a price, though, but for end users all they
>> have to do is trust in the social generosity of developers and teams.
>> But trust in strangers is not something that comes easy in a world
>> full of scams.
>> However, I do like the idea of more marketing.
>> --
>> alan cocks
> Whenever I've been faced with trying to explain to people about how the
> whole open source/Free Software thing works, I usually end up using the St.
> John's Ambulance as an example of people's generosity and helping for no
> cost, and using footballers playing charity matches for examples of how
> someone doing something for no cost doesn't automatically mean that the
> result of their efforts is of a poorer quality than that of someone being
> paid for their work.
> People seem to understand these two analogies quite well.
> Grant

Nice one! Thanks I will be using those.

alan cocks

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