On Thu, May 19, 2011 at 5:15 AM, Will Stephenson email@example.com wrote:
At LinuxTag I was challenged by a user to say 'why openSUSE over Kubuntu?' and had a think about a better answer than 'our KDE is better'. The answer I gave him was that openSUSE is a project which plays nicer with its neighbours, so by using and contributing to openSUSE you are benefitting Free Software generally, not just Ubuntu. Is that a fair answer? Do should we include such comparisons in our elevator pitches?
That's a great answer and reminds me of when Jos pointed out that the word 'Linux' doesn't get a mention on the Ubuntu website.
Though having said that, I'm never keen to disparage other distros, for a bunch of reasons that I won't ramble on about here. I usually prefer to focus on our positives without using comparison.
How about adding something like 'openSUSE Gives Back' with a comment about contributing upstream?
In a way the actual giving-back stuff tends to get a bit muddled up with general 'community' so a separate section in the 'more details' might be worthwhile. Possibly those sections could do with a little organizing, I'll try to take a look tomorrow if I get my work done.