Posted Nov 29, 2006 20:12 UTC (Wed) by BrucePerens
In reply to: anti-something
Parent article: Who is being divisive?
Still, we, free software people, *constantly* manage to portray ourself as rather as anti-something rather than pro-something. And thats horrible marketing.
If your goal is to sell a product, feel free to project as sunny a disposition as you can. That's marketing. Our goal is bigger than selling a product.
Should Martin Luther King have marketed the "new, cooperative, hard-working, fully-interoperable Negroes"? Or should he have protested the way Blacks were oppressed? There are situations where you have to be anti-something.
Also, I actually reject the premise that being anti is bad marketing. Conflict sells stories in the press and gets eyes on an issue.
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