> If you read my messages in the thread from the beginning you can see
> that basically the current problems of PHP in its acceptance are more
> with the people view of PHP than about its technical abilities. It is a
> known fact that PHP is very good for Web programming. The problem is
> that not everybody that could use PHP knows or is so sure about it. That
> is why PHP needs to be better marketed.

Well, at least some of us are spending a whole lot of time getting in
front of people and showing them how useful PHP is.  For the month of
August I have seen my wife a total of 5 days.  In July I saw her about 9
days.  The rest of the time I was on the road and in front of people
showing them how cool PHP is or sometimes I was home and she was on the
road.  Just to give you an idea.  A list of recent talks and


 - Conference in Porto Alegre, Brazil
 - University in Lajeado, Brazil
 - Large government institution in Porto Alegre, Brazil
 - Linux User Group in Toronto, Canada
 - Linux Expo - Montreal, Canada
 - PHP User Group in Boston
 - SoftwareLivre conference in Montevideo, Uruguay


 - Talk and PHP booth at LinuxTag, Stuttgart Germany
 - Tutorial and session at OSCON in San Diego
 - Seminar in Herndon, Virginia


 - Seminar in Pittsburgh
 - Seminar in Atlanta
 - PHP User Group meeting in Atlanta
 - Seminar in San Francisco
 - Seminar in Portland
 - Seminar in Austin
 - Seminar in Minneapolis
 - 6 hours of tutorials at LinuxWorld in San Francisco

And the next 3 months look just as busy.

The seminars were geared at semi-technical business managers and were held
in conjunction with Nusphere.  I also had an article in Linux Magazine
during this time.

And by the way, this is not my job.  I do not get paid for this, nor does
my future in any way depend on PHP.  PHP happens to be the most visible
thing I am involved in and people assume that my life therefore must
revolve around it.  That actually is not true.

If you don't think I and others involved in PHP development is doing
enough to promote PHP that is fine.  And suggestions are welcome.  But
telling us that we are sitting on our hands watching the world pass us by
without doing anything at all is rather insulting.  Especially given the
amount of time I have personally spent sitting on crummy airplanes in the
past year or two for the sole purpose of promoting PHP.


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