[geeklog-devel] Geeklog Service offering
tomw at pigstye.net
Fri Jan 10 22:06:34 EST 2003
Once again I cannot keep my mouth shut. Several points I would like to
1) Name change from Geeklog would be natural when Geeklog 2 comes out. We
could even position it as (lets say Cherry is the name agreed upon). Geeklog
2 could be Geeklog Cherry like Microsoft Windows just normally dropping the
Geeklog and calling it Cherry.
2) Tony -- I would not be so quick to turn down Blaines offer. As I
mentioned earlier, you had better like business, because you will be spending
more time doing that than programming. There is room for a lot of Chief's in
a business, I would rather be chief programmer and architect than CEO.
Blaine does have prior business experience.
3) I would make it clear from the start that all code remained GPL. Even
custom code. I have done custom modifications for several of my customers
and one of my stipulations is that it remains my code. No one has objected
to the point of losing business.
4) I would emphasize again. If the target audience is small and medium
businesses, the need for an organized point of contact. They will not stand
for email only contact system. When they show up at work at 8 in the morning
and find their web down, they want to be able to make a phone call and take
care of it. Their day is hectic and quicker they can take care of something
(and here taking care of it is being sure someone is taking care of it) the
happier they are.
5) Small businesses especially like one point of contact -- agreements with
a or multiple hosting companies we can work with will be essential. If the
web site goes down the small businessman wants to call one person and take
care of it. Not us then we tell them its the hosting company and the hosting
company says its us. We need to be willing to find the problem and solve it
even it its not our problem. You earn lots of business that way.
tomw at pigstye.net
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