[Marketing-Public]feature comparison sheet

Bart Decrem marketing-public at mozilla.org
Tue, 27 Jan 2004 10:31:29 -0800


Daniel Wang wrote:

> References:
> http://www.bengoodger.com/mlx9346/compare/
> http://nontroppo.org/test/why2.html
> http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=223948
> http://www.xulplanet.com/ndeakin/arts/reasons.html
>
> *Start Point*
> A big problem we have is that most documentation is never finished. 
> Take mozilla.org/why/users.html for example. Will we be continuing 
> someone's work or starting anew?

This is a new project. AFAIK there is no complete feature comparison 
document.

>
> *Organization*
> How are we going to organize the comparison charts? Are we comparing 
> software or software solutions (e.g. Mozilla vs MSIE or Mozilla vs 
> MSIE+Outlook)? If we compare softwaret, the task will be easier 
> because we can just do a feature comparison but the end result may be 
> less useful. If we compare software solutions, then the information 
> will be useful to specific audience like home users and corporate 
> users, but the tasks will be more complicated.

Good question.  Maybe the rows would be organized into sets of 
functionality "Mail, Browsing, Web Page Editing, Address Book..."  So 
for Mozilla 1.x each of those areas would have entries.  For Outlook, 
there would be no browser features, etc.

>
> *Purpose*
> Will we be helping users picking out Mozilla products (e.g. Mozilla vs 
> Mozilla Firebird vs Camino) or comparing Mozilla against other products?

Both.  When I talk to a potential customer, they want to know what's the 
difference between Thunderbird and Mozilla Mail and Outlook.

>
> *Statue*
> Will the chart be official or not?

The wiki is a community effort.  Once a quarter an official comparison 
chart is released and published on the Mozilla web site.

>
> *Management*
> Many projects die at the beginning or half way through. We should have 
> someone with consistent involvement in other projects to lead the 
> project. Nominating Percy Cabello or Robert Mohr.

Sounds good if one of them wants to take this on.  The main thing right 
now is to get started.

/bd

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