Puppy Linux Discussion Forum Forum Index Puppy Linux Discussion Forum
Puppy HOME page : puppylinux.com
"THE" alternative forum : puppylinux.info
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

The time now is Wed 01 Jul 2015, 19:25
All times are UTC - 4
 Forum index » Taking the Puppy out for a walk » Puppy Power
Rapid Deployment
Moderators: Flash, JohnMurga
Post_new_topic   Reply_to_topic View_previous_topic :: View_next_topic
Page 1 of 1 Posts_count  
Author Message

Joined: 25 May 2005
Posts: 4825
Location: Manila

PostPosted: Thu 21 Jul 2005, 03:14    Post_subject:  Rapid Deployment  

This should have been titled "Business Proposition" or "Official Support as A Business", but let me try...

All of us are interested to see that Puppy is adopted as widely as possible. Fine, but that takes logistics and preparation, hardware-wise and software-wise.

Large companies are entrenched in the traditional PC market, and in introducing Puppy to this market, a whole world of problems will surface, so the traditional PC market is not a candidate for rapid deployment.

But the thin-client market is, and one company, NTAVO, has already made a business proposition to members of this forum (see this post http://www.murga.org/~puppy/viewtopic.php?t=1179&start=15 ). You see, selling to this forum is easy, as there will be no sales/support costs, so the vendor can remove a large chunk of the price of the appliance. But what about the rest of the population, the true and large market?

Hardware + Sales/Support = $189++ PC for everyone. This is the business proposition. The value of ++ would depend on your own situation and plan.

Hardware providers (like NTAVO) can rapidly get into global markets through a Puppy "expert" network (such as this forum). It is up to members how to plan the Sales/Support question so everybody (the vendor, the member, and the user) gets benefited.

(But the members have to put their acts together, mind you - imagine the backlash from entrenched players, like, hmmm (please search for the word "antitrust"). Maybe creating a foundation will be a good starting point?)

Hopefully, this new network will have many aces up its sleeve, like the low price, the fast OS, and the rugged hardware (no hard disk). Maybe the network can find good lawyers to swatter away the unfriendly entities...

Puppy user since Oct 2004. Want FreeOffice? Get the sfs (English only).
Back to top
View user's profile Send_private_message 
Official Dog Handler

Joined: 04 May 2005
Posts: 11463
Location: Arizona USA

PostPosted: Thu 21 Jul 2005, 09:46    Post_subject:  

My first reaction was that you are getting way ahead of things, but now I think maybe it wouldn't be a bad idea to think and prepare for the day that Puppy becomes succesful enough to attract the unwelcome attention of competitors and predators.

Barry's doing nearly all the work of developing Puppy. I get the impression he's capable of dealing with whatever legal or business problems might crop up for him, but he could be overwhelmed. I'll help out in whatever small way I can.
Back to top
View user's profile Send_private_message 
Official Crustacean

Joined: 04 May 2005
Posts: 15121
Location: Paradox Realm

PostPosted: Tue 26 Jul 2005, 18:00    Post_subject:  

In order to finance some of the projects suggested by Steve here:

it is certainly worth considering some plan

What is your Puppy Plan?

This is Ians

? Rolling Eyes

Puppy WIKI
Back to top
View user's profile Send_private_message Visit_website 
Display_posts:   Sort by:   
Page 1 of 1 Posts_count  
Post_new_topic   Reply_to_topic View_previous_topic :: View_next_topic
 Forum index » Taking the Puppy out for a walk » Puppy Power
Jump to:  

You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group
[ Time: 0.0495s ][ Queries: 12 (0.0036s) ][ GZIP on ]