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From Dave butlerdi <>
Subject Re: Introducing CouchDB Ltd.
Date Sun, 08 Mar 2009 21:04:00 GMT
It looks like this

Very inclusive, giving a wide range of optios, and showing off many  of the
possible support options available. I think that as a means
of garnering support for a technology this is far better than a single

Again, not adverse to commercialisation, as there are many firms that
require support, however the name and the manner in which it has been done
as I said before, in my opinion counter productive to the promotion of the
project to a wide range of developers and users alike.

On Sun, Mar 8, 2009 at 8:32 PM, Dean Landolt <> wrote:

> On Sun, Mar 8, 2009 at 2:23 PM, Dave butlerdi <> wrote:
> > Was quite suprised to see CouchDB Ltd on the slides from the Hadoop
> meeting
> > in Berlin. Was unable to get up there but really think that this is a bad
> > move.
> I work for a company *very *unfriendly to (rather, more unfamiliar with)
> open-source. Having commercial entities behind specific software projects
> lends them a legitimacy to many people. If you're arguing that CouchDB Ltd.
> may be an endorsement or misleading name, that's one thing, but I fail to
> see the poor taste behind announcing any and all commercial endeavors
> behind
> couch.
> >
> > You are an Apache project and this just seems counter productive. I also
> > think that several other projects have become entailed  of this type of
> > behaviour and had problems with Apache in the end.
> Can you give an example? As an IP geek I'm always interested in reading
> about how these kinds of things go wrong.
> >
> > I do not commit, not am I interested in commercialising my experience
> with
> > the product,  but use Couch. However, to use the project name for
> > commercail
> > gain by a few does seem wrong. Why not follow the Ruby/Rails example and
> > set
> > up a community effort for the provision of services under the CouchDB
> name.
> Can you expound on what you mean by that? I'm unfamiliar with the rails
> community -- what does a "community effort for the provision of services"
> look like?


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