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From "Aram W. Mirzadeh" <...@qosina.com>
Subject Re: sponsorship of www.apache.org
Date Mon, 04 Dec 1995 19:37:32 GMT
At 11:05 AM 12/4/95 MST, you wrote:
> 
>> > +1 on trading a "powered by X" icon for X itself.
>> 
>> What do you mean?
>
>If company Y has offered Organic a machine X in return for an icon
>on the Apache page which says "Powered by X", then I'm in favour of
>accepting the offer/deal.
>
>Brian has said that he'll setup more accounts for apache developers if
>he gets the new machine. That's a good enough reason for me.
>
>The arguments against it (from what I read) appear to be;
>
>   - we gain nothing from this
>       not true, we gain some extra creditibilty (as mentioned by Paul)
>       as well as more resouces for developers (Brian's offer of accounts)

I agree with the overall statement, but the account on hyperreal, are nothing
but nicities.  All we can use it for is to use it to ftp stuff to the right
directories.
Not much else.  We can't really compile anything, or test anything major, 
it's a live machine. 

>
>   - we might look like we're tied to hardware X
>       At first glance maybe to some visitors, but anyone with half a
>       brain will soon realise otherwise

Depends on who Hardware X is.  Intel, okay, IBM, okay, Fintronic, or some
other unknown, or 2nd grade company.... no.
>
>   - we're better off looking for improved net access
>       Yeah, right, but while we look, lets install the new machine at Organic.

I'm all for brian and the site to get a better, faster machine.  But do we need
to get into a tie withsome company X for this?

<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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