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From "Marcus (OOo)" <marcus.m...@wtnet.de>
Subject Re: How does BizDev fit in at Apache?
Date Thu, 18 Aug 2011 20:59:03 GMT
Maybe Louis or Alexandro as project leads could tell us a bit more about 
any recent activities when and what was done. ;-)

Marcus



Am 08/18/2011 10:28 PM, schrieb Kay Schenk:
>
>
> On 08/18/2011 10:27 AM, Shane Curcuru wrote:
>> FYI, Brand Management is working on an Apache Project Corporate
>> Recognition Branding Policy to cover cases similar to this.
>>
>> The ASF is a vendor-neutral non-profit, and as such our projects should
>> be careful to manage their websites and projects for the benefit of all
>> their users, and to not endorse or otherwise be used by third parties
>> for their marketing benefits.
>>
>> However healthy projects also understand that for-profit third parties
>> are an important part of the ecosystem that builds our products, so we
>> do allow Apache projects to have links pages to things like other
>> trainers, consultants, and even other software providers who build
>> software that works with Apache software.
>>
>> It would definitely be helpful for some committers with past experience
>> with OOo work to collect a list of sites like this, and then come up
>> with some specific suggestions / project policies for maintaining lists
>> like that in the future. Then we can review the policy in terms of
>> Apache branding policies. It's definitely up to the (P)PMC to manage
>> this kind of resource, to ensure it's used fairly.
>
> well...maybe I've started on this
>
> see:
>
> https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OOOUSERS/OpenOffice+Domains
>
> I decided to just add an extra column to what were the current
> "internal" sites to attempt to define migration strategy. Actually, I
> was just about to do some more work on it when I saw this post.
>
> As for BizDev -- well I may get slapped for this one -- I'm really not
> all that sure about the activity of this particular project of late. I
> think it *may* have been started a while back when there was much more
> emphasis on getting businesses on the whole scale migration to OO.o
> bandwagon. I don't know what the situation is now. The mailing list does
> not seem to be available, for example. I tried to go through many of the
> incubator projects and make an assessment, but obviously others may have
> differing opinions.
>
>>
>> A 30 second look at the consultants.html page shows that it looks pretty
>> good, and I bet we can definitely continue pages like that in the future.
>>
>> - Shane
>>
>> On 8/18/2011 12:30 PM, Rob Weir wrote:
>>> I'm thinking of things like this, a directory of consultants providing
>>> services to OpenOffice:
>>>
>>> http://bizdev.openoffice.org/consultants.html
>>>
>>> Obviously, this is a very important part of the ecosystem. But I'm
>>> not sure how much we can mix commerce and non-profit together. How do
>>> other projects handle this?
>>>
>>> -Rob

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