[Marketing-Public]Mozilla vs Opera
marketing-public at mozilla.org
Tue, 23 Mar 2004 22:24:48 -0500
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You got it Rob.
I volunteer to write a series of press releases for the effort and to do
my part to traffic the news out to the broader news media - if it comes to
Open Source is Community and the stuff that you list is what it's all
Let's get rockin and maybe we can be all setup for the 1.7 stable
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Robert J.
Sent: March 23, 2004 10:19 PM
Subject: Re: [Marketing-Public]Mozilla vs Opera
My proposal I think allows for several things:
- Instant live support
- Free support for end user
- Low cost (it's really not that advanced server side, could do quite a
bit with not much resources)
- Great community thing
With the distribution of users around the globe, we could man it for
quite a few hrs a day, if not 24x7. One operator could handle quite a
few tickets. I think there quite a few on IRC or Mozillazine who would
If we got 10 people to help out 2X 1hr a week, we got 20hrs a week of
tech support already. We've got a much larger community than that.
Just look at mozillazine.
It could be very fast efficient support. In fact, it could make tech
support a big feature in Mozilla, making a serious ripple in the open
To monitor the quality, we could funnel it all to an IRC channnel, so
one or two people who want can review what's being transpired. To
prevent any potential problems, train, and enhance.
There's a lot that can be done to match and beat in this case.
Microsoft isn't easy to get in touch with (without a deep pocket), so
that's yet another thing we can beat them at.
Sean Kerner wrote:
>Not to be rude, cause everyone is volunteering their time and all, but
>person answering and being the *free* support for a web browser across
>multiple time zones and geography is hardly sufficient. The community is
>obviously willing and able to help out and it should be allowed to do so.
>How many people respond to Opera's webmaster? I can guarantee you that
>it's alot more than one. Opera is doing alot of things right at this
>time - it helps of course that they're heavily and well funded too...
>Microsoft whose whole business is built around making software easier to
>use for people (supposedly) has multiple teams geographically dispersed
>deal with email inquiries in real time.
>Newbies need ALOT of support and of the included variety that's instant
>and real time. Until that happens, Mozilla will remain a tool limited to
>early adopters and tech enthusiasts and not the mainstream...which is a
>real shame cause we all know it's the best $#!!! browser out there.
>just my two cents.
Robert J. Accettura