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From "Aram W. Mirzadeh" <...@qosina.com>
Subject Re: commercial support for apache
Date Tue, 07 Nov 1995 15:07:47 GMT
At 09:23 AM 11/7/95 +0000, you wrote:
>> Not to break the bug-squishing conversations, but it occured to me that 
>> something which could help "legitimize" Apache in the eyes of 
>> commercial/large users, or even encourage companies to support apache by 
>> dedicating engineer time to it, would be to establish a list of companies 
>> who are willing to provide commercial support for apache.  "Support" 
>> being defined as a time-based contract for timely answers to installation 
>> questions, operation questions, perhaps even handling bug reports, with 
>> the expectation that at least one member from each company would become 
>> Apache developer group members.  This would fit into the business model of 
>> companies like Cygnus.  The list of companies would be a simple database 
>> - perhaps with CGI-scripted rotating listing order.  Anyways, it would 
>> add horsepower to the debugging process and free us up to focus on new 
>> functionality.  This is not to replace making the documentation on the 
>> home pages first-rate - in fact it's in these company's interests to have 
>> good documentation on the site.  
>> 
>> So, anyone mind if I draft this and send it to various newsgroups?  
>> 
>> 	Brian
>
>Sounds like a good idea to me. My company would certainly be able to provide
>the service, for starters...

Same here. 

Don't we need to be a legal party to be able to do this though?   Maybe
we should consider not-for-profit status and apply somewhere. 

<Aram>
--
Aram W. Mirzadeh, MIS Manager, Qosina Corporation
http://www.qosina.com/~awm/, awm@qosina.com
Apache httpd server team http://www.apache.org



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