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Hello Jean,

Le Wed, 22 Jan 2014 18:07:40 +1000,
Jean Weber <jeanweber@gmail.com> a écrit :

On Wednesday, January 22, 2014, Charles-H. Schulz <
charles.schulz@documentfoundation.org> wrote:


... if anything, we should do
ten times more marketing, and less facts. We are getting bored to
hell with facts. People don't care about facts; they want something
fun they can use and understand as fast as possible. They also want
to be part of something, like a community, and they want meaning.
Facts in place of marketing could kill Free Software, I could swear
it.


Perhaps so, but IMO the vast majority of our users and potential
users have no interest in "community" or "meaning" or even "fun" --
they just want a great product that does what they want or need to
do, and therefore they want facts.

Obviously we see the world of software quite differently. (This may
well be a generational thing, at least partly.) Your emphasis is on
the production side; my interest and emphasis is on the consumption
(user) side.

Actually I don't believe we have that of a different view. We see the
same issues from two different vantage points. It's not an either/or
thing; you focus on the consuming side - we tried to improve that by
orders of magnitude by getting rid of pages of text no one reads and
make it simpler to grasp the idea - but we do have another specific
objective, which is to improve and grow the community. In this sense
the redesign has to meet these two goals.

best,

Charles. 


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