Advertising "open core" software
jwildebo at redhat.com
Wed Apr 14 10:47:02 UTC 2010
On 04/14/2010 12:19 PM, Mario Torre wrote:
> You can definitely use the core version, but may you depend of vendor
> specific plugins to do you job, just think about WebSphere or MyEclipse
> with support for the Matisse graphics builder in Eclipse.
The core question here stays: Should we *promote* openCore stuff in
Fedora Marketing material. Please stay focused.
Do we *promote* Eclipse in that sense?
> You may say that the core version is good enough, but in my opinion is
> not. So where's the boundary? It's completely user defined.
Yep. So we should ship it but nor promote it. Good to see that these
companies/projects care for Fedora and we should praise them for that,
but we should not *promote* it. There are so many interesting real open
projects in Fedora that definitely deserve to be promoted.
> I know, it's a bit like comparing apples and oranges, but what I mean is
> this: if a feature, as in software, is nice to have, and there are no
> legal implications, that is, is fully conformant to our current rules
> and guidelines, I don't see why we should not support it. A vendor has
> the right to use and modify it's own software and sell it, with what you
> may consider added values (and thus, a selling point, and more selling
> means better chances to support the free code base).
Again - the question was on *promoting* these projects/companies. Nut
about support or having them in the distro.
IMHO Fedora should use its marketing power to promote Open Solutions.
Not comapny driven community stuff.
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