On 4/24/07, Rajko M. firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
On Monday 23 April 2007 16:31, Benji Weber wrote:
Indeed, I don't think the selected slogans fulfil these criteria. Furthermore the current winner "linux for open minds" simply restricts the target audience. "Only people with open minds are allowed to use this, or will like this"
being openminded sounds to me as a positive attribute, at least it is often mentioned in employment offers as one properties that employer would like to see.
People like to be positive, so if they use "Linux for open minds", they have one more proof that they are positive.
But it is still missing one vital thing -- the statement doesn't differentiate openSUSE directly from the other Linux distributions out there at all. We could say "openSUSE - it is very nice" as well, and that sounds pleasant, but it's not saying anything about us. Linux is open source, it's a community too, etc.There's nothing obvious to me about why Mandriva, Fedora, MEPIS etc also aren't for open minds.
I like the last two Martin mentioned because two things that I think really set openSUSE apart are (i) the extent of innovation in and around out (unparalleled in other distributions), and (ii) I genuinely believe it's the the _most_ usable distribution out there, despite what others are saying. Either of those mottos I think would be nice for us, but 'usableness' hits a wider audience than innovation, I'd say; this 'usableness' is an incredible achievement, we should flaunt it. :)
Nevertheless I think the criteria as mentioned by Martin above also hits the pin on the head in this case. A motto _has_ to do those few simple things, else our marketing is misplaced.