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From Ben Laurie <>
Subject Re: commercial support for apache
Date Tue, 07 Nov 1995 09:23:08 GMT
> 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...



Ben Laurie                  Phone: +44 (181) 994 6435
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