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From Eric Johnson <>
Subject Re: [CONF] Apache CXF > Commercial CXF Offerings
Date Thu, 03 Feb 2011 15:14:58 GMT
I agree with Dan and Glenn. Commercial support makes CXF stronger and
provides a way for active committers (and some inactive one as well)
to earn a living while doing what they love doing.
Letting companies put up some marketing blurb on the support page
and/or on a dedicated Commercial Offering page does not hurt as long
as it is clearly marked as commercial.
As for allowing marketing statements that are more truthy than true, I
don't think it is a big deal.Who really cares if FuseSource, Talend,
and MuleSource all claim to have the most active committers or PMC
members. It doesn't make their offering any better or take away from
the strength of the CXF community. Besides we can police statements
like that and remove them if we so choose - as long as it is done
Since there are now at least three decent size companies offering
commercial products based on CXF we should work out a policy about
where companies can put links back to their sites and list their
offerings. It would make it easier for companies to know what the line
is so they can avoid crossing it.

On Wed, Feb 2, 2011 at 11:10 PM, Glen Mazza <> wrote:
> OK, fine, providing they can link to such horn tooting pages from the
> support site.  Open source supporting companies hire marketing reps and I
> have no problem with them enticing users into getting commercial support.
>  It's good for the community.  CXF cannot survive on arrogant inactive
> committers alone.
> Glen
> On 02.02.2011 22:28, Jeff Genender wrote:
>> -1... what is reputable?  Who decides who is "reputable"?  Am I reputable?
>> Apache is not about tooting your own horn.  Go back to your respective
>> company and have them purchase press releases and advertise on their sites.
>>  Apache is not a locale for horn tooting.
>> Jeff
>> On Feb 2, 2011, at 7:23 PM, Glen Mazza wrote:
>>> Unless it is blatant lies (i.e., non-reputable companies), I say let the
>>> companies do a little bit of advertising on the Support page, even if they
>>> contradict each other or embellish a bit.  We want users to choose support,
>>> because it results in more hired people working on the projects.  Let the
>>> support page be the "toot your own horn" page and instead enforce
>>> non-advertising throughout the rest of the manual, where everything does
>>> need to be strictly factual.
>>> Keeping a loose leash on the Support page also helps minimize strife
>>> between teams.
>>> In Manhattan there might be 300 places to buy pizza, about 75 of which
>>> claim to be "New York's Best Pizza!"  That's just advertising, it doesn't
>>> need to be taken seriously.
>>> Glen
>>> On 02.02.2011 20:50, Daniel Kulp wrote:
>>>> Someone is paying attention... cool.  :-)
>>>> On Wednesday 02 February 2011 8:27:38 pm Benson Margulies wrote:
>>>>> Do we need to have these dueling claims for who employs how many
>>>>> committers / PMC members? Could we persuade both Talend and FUSE to
>>>>> just say 'committers, get your red hot committers!'
>>>> I'm in the process of cleaning things up a bit.   I've been chatting
>>>> with
>>>> various people on the trademark committee as well as others and one
>>>> "concern"
>>>> that has been expressed with some projects is project sites being used
>>>> as
>>>> marketing vehicles for specific commercial offerings and products.
>>>> The
>>>> guideline I got was:
>>>> --------------------
>>>> PMCs can choose to have "these companies support our product" pages if
>>>> they want.  But they have to be factual, non-advertisements; should be
>>>> in specific places on the project's site; and must not be exclusive
>>>> (i.e. any other reputable company needs to be able to request to add
>>>> links as well).
>>>> --------------------
>>>> Step one was just to copy the information and localize it all to a
>>>> specific
>>>> page.     Step two is the "factual, non-advertisement" part.
>>>> Dan
>>>>> On Wed, Feb 2, 2011 at 8:23 PM,<>   wrote:
>>>>>> Commercial CXF Offerings
>>>>>> Page added by Daniel Kulp
>>>>>> Commercial CXF Offerings
>>>>>> Apache CXF is a widely used project. As such several companies have
>>>>>> build
>>>>>> products and services around CXF. This page is dedicated to providing
>>>>>> descriptions of those offerings. Companies are definitely encouraged
>>>>>> to
>>>>>> update this page directly or send a mail to the CXF PMC with a
>>>>>> description of your offerings and we can update the page. The products
>>>>>> and services listed on this page are provided for information use
>>>>>> to our users. The CXF PMC does not endorse or recommend any of the
>>>>>> products or services on this page.
>>>>>> FuseSource
>>>>>> FuseSource offers enterprise subscriptions that include Enterprise
>>>>>> Developer and Production Support on ActiveMQ, Camel, CXF and
>>>>>> ServiceMix
>>>>>> - including Training, Consulting&   Mentoring. They also employ
>>>>>> of
>>>>>> the core committers on the projects to ensure you get the best
>>>>>> possible
>>>>>> answers to all your support needs and your bugs fixed fast.
>>>>>> MuleSoft
>>>>>> MuleSoft provides support for Apache CXF as a part of its Mule
>>>>>> enterprise
>>>>>> subscription offering. Mule is a popular open source ESB and
>>>>>> integration
>>>>>> platform, with support for SOAP web services, as well as REST, JMS,
>>>>>> File
>>>>>> and over 100+ additional transports.
>>>>>> Sosnoski Software Associates Ltd
>>>>>> Sosnoski Software Associates Ltd provides training and support for
>>>>>> CXF,
>>>>>> along with training and support for web services security and SOA
>>>>>> based
>>>>>> on CXF.
>>>>>> Talend
>>>>>> Talend provides enterprise level services and support for Apache
>>>>>> and
>>>>>> their Talend Service Factory product which is a repackaging of CXF
>>>>>> including a full, pre-configured OSGi runtime container. Talend also
>>>>>> has
>>>>>> a package of examples that demonstrate many of CXF's advanced features
>>>>>> including JAX-RS use cases, OSGi deployments, Security, etc... Talend
>>>>>> also employs the leading CXF committers that are experts in all areas
>>>>>> of
>>>>>> CXF including JAX-RS, JAX-WS, WS-Security, etc... to make sure any
>>>>>> bugs
>>>>>> and issues can be resolved quickly and accurately.
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>>> --
>>> Glen Mazza
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