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From Michael Brohl <michael.br...@ecomify.de>
Subject Re: OFBiz Premier League – Reviewers Choice Award
Date Sat, 26 Nov 2016 19:37:33 GMT

the Hotwax team has spent a lot of effort over a long period of time and 
contributes a lot. I cannot see much promotion from them in the official 
mailing lists but even if there was some, it would be well deserved. I 
really appreciate the work and contributions they do, and they do it in 
an unpretentious and friendly way.

I find it disturbing that you are attacking them and Sharan in this way 
and blaming them to be dishonest is insulting.

The only one that I am aware of doing open promotion for himself seems 
to be yourself by answering questions in the mailing lists by only 
pointing to your OFBiz fork instead of giving a helping answer. Even in 
the below post you spent one of three paragraphs promoting your solution 
and explaining that the community is not able to deliver a proper 
solution so you had to do it.

And, by the way, what prevents you from contributing your work to OFBiz 
to make it up to standards?

In my opinion, that comes much closer to dishonesty.



PS: For the record: I am not endorsed by or affiliated with HotWax in 
any way.

Am 25.11.16 um 16:20 schrieb Paul Piper:
> Sharan,
> I can see where you are coming from, but I don't think that's really the
> discussion. Everybody (myself including) can be blamed for cross-promotion
> of his own work. I have no problem with that, unless it gets out of hand.
> However, I think a bit of an honesty in an open source community like this
> should always be in place: When there are events done by companies to
> promote themselves and their services, then it is simply dishonest to claim
> that they are community driven projects. It takes away from the Apache brand
> and makes the community look a lot weaker than it really is.
> This has nothing to do with the promotional aspect itself. I have no doubts
> that I am guilty of also naming scipioerp, too. I do that, because in my eye
> it is beneficial for other parties to rely on third party providers to have
> somebody accountable for a product. This community cannot provide the
> services itself or deliver a product that is entirely up to standards ootb
> (hence the focus on being a framework), so it is a mutually beneficial
> agreement. I therefore have no problems with hotwax promoting their services
> either.
> I do have to point out, however, that there is a distinction between the
> community and a third party provider. One is not the other and does not
> speak or represent the other. Like I mentioned, the hotwax event was just
> that: a hotwax event with the intention to spark interest in hotwax
> services. Telling us otherwise is a dishonesty this community does not
> deserve.
> Regards,
> Paul
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