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perspectives on open-source and web services

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

it was a good read

a great read, in fact. better than I usually read from the other guys over there.

in any case, I can't say that I've ever thought it out as completely or spoken it as articulately, but I've had that kind of gut feeling about the demand for open standards eventually driving proprietary vendors towards open-source.

but, lo, what is this? one of our very own open source champions is pitching a marketing gimmick, and it is received positively by the open source community? and by community, I mean, y'know...you.

I thought the community/you had a pretty anti-marketing mindset...? could it be that marketing, as an act of conveying information in a targeted manner for maximum persuasive impact, is actually beneficial, even praiseworthy?


At 7/20/2005 8:44 PM, Blogger Matt Crouch said...

those links are broken, so i'm not sure what you're talking about.

anti-marketing? huh? i don't particularly enjoy doing any marketing, 'cause it's annoying and i'm not real good at it.

i'm "opposed", I guess, to certain kinds of marketing that appear, and appear Very Frequently in the IT world
-vague buzzword-oriented claptrap, vaporware
-deceitful marketing
-advertising that is stupid, or has the effect of making people stupid.

But this has nothing to do with my predilection for open-source software.


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