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From Rob Weir <>
Subject Re: How does BizDev fit in at Apache?
Date Thu, 18 Aug 2011 20:45:43 GMT
On Thu, Aug 18, 2011 at 4:28 PM, Kay Schenk <> wrote:
> 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:

I had not seen this page recently.  It looks like a lot of good work
as gone into it, enumerating the various OO,org services, etc.

> 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:
>>> 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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> MzK
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