abartlet at samba.org
Tue May 3 08:31:39 CDT 2005
On Tue, 2005-05-03 at 09:02 -0400, Dimitrie O. Paun wrote:
> On Tue, May 03, 2005 at 11:33:36AM +0200, David Gümbel wrote:
> > So I'd suggest listing anyone who can prove he has contributed to Wine in
> > whatever way - making a donation, having contributed code, whatever - , and
> > let the customers decide whom to select for their particular problem.
> Yes, I think being inclusive is better.
> However, I also think that we need to pick the rules carefully so we don't
> set up a bad precedent when half the world will be using Wine :). So here
> is what I propose:
> 1. The list should be capped to n entries (n=50, 100?)
> 2. It should be kept up to date, and refreshed at least yearly
> 3. Any list has an order by definition, this one should be
> ranked by how much each company benefits the project.
> - Rule (1) doesn't mean much now, but it may in the future
> if we get flooded with requests for listing
> - Rule (2) seems everyone agrees with. I suggest a token
> monetary fee that should go towards hosting the WineHQ site.
I would advise strongly against setting up an implied contract for
advertising, by accepting money. I strongly suggest a 'these people
claim they can help with Wine' list, unsorted (except by locality or
name), and certainly without a 'vote' system.
Folks who are incompetent will soon show this to their clients in their
own time, why should Wine mailing list be making a statements about
companies to which most will not have had contact as a customer.
Samba has a large support directory, and as has been commented it is
probably also easier to support. I suggest dealing with the 'thundering
hoards' question if you really get them.
Andrew Bartlett http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team http://samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College http://hawkerc.net
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