Dag Agree that the list needs to include big and small companies - provide choice for the end user. Donations / paid for is difficult as you said - a suggestion is a % donation on each support deal done. As to why commercial support of CentOS as opposed to RHEL? Many reasons - cost savings, enhanced support, local / in country support, remote problem resolution are just a small handful. Regards, Bill -----Original Message----- From: centos-promo-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-promo-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of Dag Wieers Sent: 16 June 2008 16:50 To: Events, gatherings and meetings Subject: Re: [CentOS-promo] Some thougts about the ToDo List On Mon, 16 Jun 2008, Daniel de Kok wrote: > On Mon, Jun 16, 2008 at 4:48 PM, Bill Quinn <bill.quinn at linuxit.com> wrote: >> At LinuxIT we offer commercial support for CentOS from business hours to >> fully managed. We would welcome the opportunity to have details of our >> offerings and our logo on centos.org and on the wiki, especially if we >> could put something back into the community. > > I think it would be useful to have an alphabetic consultant list very > much like this: > http://www.netbsd.org/gallery/consultants.html We do have to be careful that the list does not bitrot, and that there is a balance of big and smaller companies. The reason why we currently do not have a list is because in the past it was seen as a way to monetize that list and I think that still is blocking any progress. The problem with asking money to appear on the list is that you loose the balance of all players in the market and you are advertising those that are big enough to pay the fee. -- -- dag wieers, dag at centos.org, http://dag.wieers.com/ -- [Any errors in spelling, tact or fact are transmission errors] _______________________________________________ CentOS-promo mailing list CentOS-promo at centos.org http://lists.centos.org/mailman/listinfo/centos-promo -- This message has been scanned for viruses and dangerous content by MailScanner, and is believed to be clean.