On Fri, 14 Aug 2009, Boyd Lynn Gerber wrote:
- Many small business owners/small companies feel there is a lack of attention to their needs from Novell. That is to say Novell only listens to "Monster Enterprise Clients"
Solution: We form a group that combined has equivelant $$$ behind it to warrent attention.
How is this related to what you call openSLE? Looking at your comparison with Fedora/CentOS/RHEL, there is zero $$$ behind CentOS as far as Red hat goes. Perhaps you could describe how you'd see this interact/relate to openSUSE on one, and SLE on the other hand? That would be helpful for me, and possibly others, to better understand your proposal.
- To quote some CEO's and COO... "The SUSE/Novell people act like a bunch arrogant 20-something ... that treat us and are staff like idiots.) SMB's have to contribute more time/money/resources to keep openSUSE going. (Why should we when we are treated like idiots)?
Which Linux operating systems are these CEOs and COOs using? There is a reference to openSUSE here, which would imply their interaction with Novell is via the openSUSE community as opposed to Novell Technical Services, Sales, etc?
At some of the event I and others I talk with have attended it is often asked "Why doesn't Novell offer an opneSLE alternitive?"
For the same reason that Red Hat is not offering one, I assume.
People using the fedora->CentOS->RHEL talk of how many of the business they support move this route to become RHEL customers. I think we (being the SUSE prefered" really would benefit from a similar path. That is why I am trying to somehow get a group organized. So we are able to have our voice heard at the higher levels of Novell.
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