[OpenAFS] Listing support and development vendors on www.openafs.org
Wed, 12 Dec 2007 18:52:30 -0500
Russ Allbery wrote:
> For some time there have been various requests from sites running AFS for
> more information about where they can get commercial support or how they
> can fund development of a specific project they would like to see
> completed. We've been discussing off and on for some time adding pointers
> to commercial support providers to www.openafs.org to help with that. I'd
> like to reach a conclusion on that discussion and move forward with
> putting up a page.
> I'm proposing that we adopt the following criteria for inclusion in this
> * The organization (company, individual, non-profit, whatever) provides
> either general OpenAFS support -- installation services, bug analysis
> and fixes, administrative support, etc. -- or OpenAFS development for
> hire, or both. In other words, at least for the first cut, this
> wouldn't list software providers whose products support AFS, only
> people directly supporting or offering to do development on OpenAFS
> * The organization has a past track record of releasing their work, where
> applicable, as open source and contributing it back to the OpenAFS
> community. If we need to put some sort of concrete measure on this,
> I'd say something like "that organization has submitted at least five
> patches and/or bug reports to the project in the past year." I don't
> mean to set the bar particularly high.
> * The organization is open to new contracts and/or customers.
> Inclusion in this list would not be endorsement of any kind, and that
> would also be made clear on the list. Anyone meeting that criteria would
> be listed.
> First, is everyone comfortable with this criteria and with the general
> idea? Do you have any additions or changes to suggest?
> Second, the organizations that I'm personally aware of that meet this
> criteria as it stands are (in alphabetical order):
> The Linux Box Corporation
> Secure Endpoints Inc.
> Sine Nomine Associates
> Does everyone agree that those organizations meet this criteria? And who
> else am I missing?
> When we've finalized the criteria and the page, I'll announce it on