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Re: Got CFM?

Subject: Re: Got CFM?
From: "Insident"
Date: Sun, 19 Aug 2007 19:39:18 +0800
Newsgroups: macromedia.coldfusion.cfml_general_discussion
re: And it just serves as further evidence to what I posted earlier about 
the misconceptions that plague ColdFusion, CFML and the whole ColdFusion 

re: "apparently they had never heard of it, and I'm having a bit of trouble 
convincing them that a) lots of people use ColdFusion and b) that it is 
indeed worth adding to their site"

It was interesting to see that you are attempting to deal with comments and 
perceptions that you refer to on your site (as per above) by promoting sites 
that use cf.

However, it seems sad that CF is not widely heard of, even in the IT 
industry, and that , sa you say, it is plagues with such perceptions and 
comments. I think rather than a site that list other sites (lets face it, 
who really cares but cf people themselves) it woud be better to rally Adobe 
to open source the product and/or get them to make it surpass free/open 
products so that there is little doubt that it is still relavant.

re: I'm having a bit of trouble convincing them that a) lots of people use 

Thats the thing - you can't really "convice" people as such - either it is 
out there in the public mind or it's marketing has not succeeded. (Though it 
must be added here that Adobe do not market Cf very well as it's not a prime 
product for them, its a secondary product that they inherited , and didn't 

Refocus - rally for open sourcing coldfusion and an industry around it - 
good things will come of it. Don't listen to thos that say it shouldnt be 
open sourced. They''' b ethe first to say "its about time" when they 
actually do open source it. (Just like the folk who said cf didn't need a 
drawing tag/api, but used terms like "long awaited" when it was introduced)

"Katsuey" <[email protected]> wrote in message 
news:[email protected]
> In case you are not aware of the project to document
> CF sites, check this out:
> Rey Bango is making a list of sites powered with CF.
> Input your list.

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