[owncloud-devel] ownCloud rocks ;-)
jospoortvliet at gmail.com
Tue Mar 3 18:14:59 GMT 2015
I know you have plenty of bug reports and other stuff to deal with, but
here's a message you should hear/read: in February, ownCloud people were at
FOSDEM and SCALE and talked to at least 2,000 people about what we do.
And they *LOVED ownCloud*
And that is a quote: _LOVE_. I heard that not just once or twice, but
probably over 50 times: "Dude, I love ownCloud" and every permutation of that
sentence possible. And further, there were hundreds of "you guys are awesome"
to "ownCloud rocks" to "man, I am so happy I found ownCloud" and so on!
People who didn't know about ownCloud told me "wow, that is awesome, I will
try that as soon as I get home" and I even had one person come to me, say
"hey, I don't use ownCloud, but I think it is fantastic what you are doing,
keep it up!" -> there's no way to disappoint that person :D
Serious. We didn't talk to more than 5 people who were _less_ than very happy
You see, the thing is: ownCloud fulfills a *very important role* for many
people. There is no other proper, open solution to do what ownCloud does and
it is working extremely well for the vast majority of our users. Yes, with so
many users you are bound to find corner cases and stuff all the time so it
seems there's a load of issues. Perhaps, but they touch very few of our users
and if they touch them, they can often find a solution with a quick search in
our forums or github as you are all doing a *wonderful job* answering
questions and helping people deal with issues.
We are making a _real difference_. Serious. I think you can safely assume
that the handful of Reddit complainers probably didn't even TRY ownCloud, and
at the very least are a tiny, tiny minority. Not saying "stop fixing issues"
but after talking to many hundreds of grateful users, I'd like to share some
of their thanks with you. Please know you are *loved* and appreciated far
more than our github, IRC or mailing lists sometimes show!
If you wonder: what were the biggest issues they had? I have to disappoint
you. I had no more than 4 or 5 people come to me and tell me they had some
kind of problem. A few had problems with contact/calendar syncing, and 2
experienced upgrade issues. And none of them were very negative: they just
mentioned a bit of frustration between the praise. Serious. I had NOBODY come
to me and say "ownCloud sucks" or anything remotely like that. NOBODY.
*Lots of LOVE* from a massive number of users. To all of you. Bask in it!
If you are more of a graphical person:
oo OOOOOOOO: OOOOOOOO!
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