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From Chip Childers <chip.child...@sungard.com>
Subject Re: Question about vendor-neutrality aspects of having "user case studies"
Date Thu, 07 Mar 2013 15:04:47 GMT
On Thu, Mar 07, 2013 at 05:00:59PM +0200, Daniel Shahaf wrote:
> Chip Childers wrote on Thu, Mar 07, 2013 at 09:34:20 -0500:
> > The CloudStack marketing community is currently discussing getting case 
> > studies from various users of the software, and understanding any
> > current consensus on what's right vs. wrong would be helpful.
> > 
> 
> An ASF project site should not endorse or prefer any single vendor.
> It's fine to link to external sites --- Subversion links to external
> parties for binaries, and OpenOffice for support --- but you need to be
> impartial about it.  Also use rel="nofollow" on external links.
> 
> /me greps nofollow http://www.apache.org/**/*...
> 
> http://www.apache.org/foundation/marks/linking might be related.  (It is
> still a draft, so Shane might weigh in as to how close it is to his
> current thoughts about an eventual policy.
> 
> > While I'm sure that actively promoting the *idea* of users posting case
> > studies on their own sites is perfectly fine,
> 
> +1
> 
> > Has this type of thing been discussed other projects (and do you
> > know the outcomes)?  If not, what would be your guidance for CloudStack 
> > specifically, and Apache projects generally?
> 
> You're aware of the issues here --- content useful to users, and being
> neutral towards third parties --- so I'm confident you'll find a fair
> balance.
> 
> Daniel
>

Thanks for the pointers Daniel.  I think we may actually want to take
Marks's advice on this.  If we have a page on our website where it would
be appropriate to reference case studies, it sounds like the most *open*
approach would be to have it refer to the wiki.

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