Mozilla Marketing Project Launches
Tuesday July 22nd, 2003
Bart Decrem wrote in to tell us about the launch of Mozilla Marketing project mailing list and Bugzilla product. Bart is a new member of the Mozilla Foundation but has been involved with open source for many years now (he cofounded Eazel, among other achievements). Read the full article for complete details about the Mozilla Marketing initiative.
#6 Re: End users more influence on Development?
Tuesday July 22nd, 2003 5:32 AM
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I'd guess not, especially not in the short term. If you're going to tell people what to do, you need to be in a position of authority over them. If the work is being done voluntarily by various people and groups, you don't have that authority.
That doesn't mean the marketing project wouldn't have any influence, but it'd probably be comparable to the influence of Netscape evang folks. If they say "this (lack of) feature is hurting our ability to market the browser", then that might be something that whoever was responsible took into account, but I doubt anyone is going to be in a position to say "marketing needs this done, go and code it".