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From Bertrand Delacretaz <>
Subject Re: Sales Materials
Date Fri, 15 Oct 2004 08:07:39 GMT
Le 15 oct. 04, à 09:41, Sylvain Wallez a écrit :

>> ...Could you clarifiy how the "usual community rules we use for 
>> committing code" would apply to such a "success stories" page?
> Well, discussing new submissions before adding them, and using 
> majority vote if there's not a lazy agreement.

ok, got it now (it's Friday and still early, mate ;-)

>> ...I'm just curious about what we need to be careful about and what 
>> parts of the "ASF way" apply to this - due to ignorance on my part, 
>> nothing else.
> ASF is all about favouring use of OSS in commercial environments, as 
> allowed by its liberal license. So having a success stories page 
> telling about business use cases is not a problem. Rather the 
> contrary, IMO. However, our responsibility is to be careful that this 
> doesn't turn into advertisement or marketing blabla.
> Success stories must promote Cocoon but not the people or companies 
> that used it, although having their names present in the story is a 
> way for us to pay back by giving visibility. That may seem a subtle 
> distinction, but I'm sure we'll be able to manage it.

Indeed, it's a fine line between "visibility" and "advertisement", but 
you're right that we should be able to manage it as we've done until 

Thanks very much for the clarification, fully agreed!


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