[CentOS-promo] Some thougts about the ToDo List

Mon Jun 16 16:03:27 UTC 2008
Bill Quinn <bill.quinn at linuxit.com>


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.



-----Original Message-----
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Sent: 16 June 2008 16:50
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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>
>> At LinuxIT we offer commercial support for CentOS from business hours
>> fully managed. We would welcome the opportunity to have details of
>> offerings and our logo on centos.org and on the wiki, especially if
>> 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
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
any progress.

The problem with asking money to appear on the list is that you loose
balance of all players in the market and you are advertising those that 
are big enough to pay the fee.

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