Talking to marketing people about Python
John J. Lee
jjl at pobox.com
Wed Sep 27 21:54:28 CEST 2006
Roy Smith <roy at panix.com> writes:
> I'm working on a product which for a long time has had a Perl binding for
> our remote access API. A while ago, I wrote a Python binding on my own,
> chatted it up a bit internally, and recently had a (large) customer enquire
> about getting access to it.
> I asked for permission to distribute the Python binding, and after a few
> weeks of winding its way through the corporate bureaucracy I got an email
> from a product manager who wants to meet with me to "understand the market
> demand for Python API before we commercialize it".
> Can anybody suggest some good material I can give to him which will help
> explain what Python is and why it's a good thing, in a way that a
> marketing/product management person will understand?
What market is your company in?
Try to find examples of Python used in similar contexts (this
newsgroup is not a bad place to do that, of course, but you haven't
told us what the market is).
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