Cool idea, but…

Any chance the GNOME Women’s Summer Outreach poster could drop the “Linux” bit? Or did I just imagine that we spent the last six years fixing, distributing and supporting GNOME on Solaris? 🙂

8 thoughts on “Cool idea, but…”

  1. Calum, I also wanted to add I’m sorry that I wasn’t thinking about that when i made the poster – all of this has been done extremely short-notice on extremely tight deadlines. If you wouldn’t mind updating the poster I posted a link to the SVG and if not I can try to do it tonight when I have more time. Thanks for pointing out the mistake.

  2. So we discussed this a bit in #wsop and decided that the initial reasoning (‘Linux’ is more likely to be recognized by CS students than ‘GNOME’) is sound, and maybe it’d be better to putting something like:

    ‘Linux/Unix’ (wgo says ‘GNOME offers an easy to understand desktop for your Linux or UNIX computer.’ on the front page)

    Alternatively we could do something like:

    ‘Linux/Solaris/*BSD’ but that gets complicated and I’m sure we’re leaving somebody out…

    What do you think?

  3. Don’t sweat it, I understand that Linux is a cooler buzzword… but at Sun, everyone’s an OpenSolaris marketing bod these days, so we’re trained to pounce on such things like mountain (view) lions 🙂

    I put up my best effort at Another alternative might be “Linux, Unix and more…”, which would completely cover the bases.

  4. @DavidC: yeah, that was my first thought too, but the next line mentions open source as well, and I do agree with Máirín that “Linux” is more attention-grabbing.

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