Subject: Re: RealAudio
To: Ted Lemon <>
From: Tom T. Thai <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/31/1997 01:47:13
On Thu, 30 Oct 1997, Ted Lemon wrote:

> Unfortunately, Tom, it's not a case of "if you build it, they will
> come" - if it were, we'd already have knocked FreeBSD flat, because we
> have a better product.   Improving the areas where FreeBSD currently
> beats us will make us equally attractive, but it's still a matter of
> marketing, which we don't have and they do.   Linux has better
> marketing still, as well as some for-profit companies selling it.
> In order for NetBSD to supplant FreeBSD or Linux as a potential
> porting target, we need to do a lot of marketing.   The hacking is
> important, sure, but the marketing is key.   One of the reasons this
> hasn't happened in the past, IMHO, is that the average NetBSD hacker,
> me included, doesn't give a shit about marketing.   Until that
> changes, I think we should be glad that FreeBSD emulation and Linux
> emulation get us what we want, and not get all exercised about trying
> to take over the world.

I agree, but we should give it an effort :)
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