From: Matt Townsend <matthewdtownsend@at...> - 2006-08-17 08:54:59
=46ellow Scribus and Inkscape users,
I've been pondering how people may be drawn more actively to open source=20
software, and it has occurred to me that the approach to convert=20
closed-source lifers with =E2=80=9Chuman-friendly=E2=80=9D messages is work=
ing quite well for=20
the Ubuntu folks. Giants like Adobe and Redmond have long since forgotten=
that people are the goal, so the environment is ripe to reach discontented=
masses. Letting them know about our experiences could help.
What do you all think about sharing testimonials about Inkscape and Scribus=
talking about how these programs, along with The GIMP, have helped your=20
studies, career, et cetera? Because Scribus and Inkscape are two of my=20
favourite apps, I would be happy to receive, edit and process such=20
testimonials and then turn them over to whomever would care to publish them=
(preferably Scribus and Inkscape site maintainers).
Let me know what you think. If I'm daft and there's already such a place,=
please let me know that, too.
Ubuntu 6.06 User
> What do you all think about sharing testimonials about Inkscape and
> Scribus ???=20
I'm not convinced wrt how much it would attract people, but I'd be more
than willing to give my testimonial. I already promote Inkscape on the
word-of-mouth circuit, so I know why *I* like it so much, and I'd be
happy to help spread the word by more organised means.
Every program eventually reaches a point where it becomes harder to make
a simple change than to rewrite the program from scratch. Unfortunately,
when this point is reached, it is far too late to consider rewriting it.
http://surreal.istic.org/ God save the King!