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From "Emmanuel Lecharny" <elecha...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: May we expose other products in wiki ?
Date Fri, 24 Nov 2006 11:36:56 GMT
So far, I think we are ok :

http://cwiki.apache.org/DIRxSRVx11/features-brainstorming.html

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On 11/24/06, Upayavira <uv@odoko.co.uk> wrote:
>
> Rereading your email, I see that you are actually comparing products
> that _compete_ with yours, rather than ones that _interoperate_ with it.
>
> This is different. However, I personally think it is okay to put such
> information onto a wiki, only the onus is on you to ensure that the
> content is objective, and that you do reasonable research and don't play
> down other products.
>
> Regards, Upayavira
>
> Upayavira wrote:
> > Emmanuel Lecharny wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> just a question which may sound silly, but as we already have this
> >> kind of issue, I want to be sure that we don't do something stupid.
> >> Here is the question :
> >>
> >> - may we add pointers to commercial products in a wiki ?
> >>
> >> What we basically want to do is to list the Ldap Browser we know
> >> about, and add a minimal comparison with what we are building
> >> (LdapBrowser).
> >> - we have the link of the company,
> >> - tits price
> >     ^^^^
> >     |
> >     | Personally, I see no problem with your proposal, so long as there
> >     | aren't any tits on the page :-)
> >
> >> - supported OS
> >> - and some screen snapshots.
> >
> > Seriously, though. Apache attempts to play nicely with commercial
> > products. If you as a part of your project wish to show details of
> > interoperability with commercial products, that seems fine to me. If you
> > wish to list commercial products based upon your code, that is fine too.
> >
> > When it becomes not fine is when you start to show some kind of
> > favouritism. That is, when you are not prepared to do something for one
> > commercial enterprise that you have done for another.
> >
> > This in itself can be a reason, in some circumstances, to avoid
> > mentioning commercial products, simply because the task of being
> > impartial would require more effort than is available. That doesn't
> > really seem much like it is the case in your situation.
> >
> >> 6 months ago when doing some benchmarks against other Ldap server, we
> >> received a letter from Sun which was not exactly kind, so i'm
> >> wondering if we should simply ditch what we have done, or if we should
> >> limit the information to just referencing alternatives tools, or if we
> >> should avoid screen snapshots to avoid IP violations or any kind of
> >> image/design propertu violations, or whatever rstriction we should
> >> consider.
> >
> > Well, anyone can send unkind letters. It depends entirely upon whether
> > there was any merit to what they said. Given that you have not hinted at
> > the content, I cannot make any judgement.
> >
> >> Any insight from you guys will be welcomed :)
> >
> > Hope this helps.
> >
> > Upayavira
> >
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Cordialement,
Emmanuel L├ęcharny

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