GNU Business Network Definition comments
Shane M. Coughlan
shane at shaneland.co.uk
Sun Jun 18 11:05:59 UTC 2006
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Rudy Gevaert wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 12, 2006 at 11:13:35PM +0200, Christian Schröder wrote:
>> You can make 2 levels and say in the description for the lower one, that
>> in fact it is wrong to stay in this level.
> Would you put effort in achieving something that is temporary? Or
> that says in it's definiation 'it's bad'?
I believe that there is a subtle and positive way around all of this.
Rather than saying a hybrid company is 'bad' (and thus alienating a
company that is friendly to our overarching cause) it might make sense
to say a pure FOSS company is 'great.'
In other words to have a membership level that permits hybrid sales and
support (standard membership) and a membership level for the champions
of our community (excellence membership).
Rather than refusing standard members rights the excellence members
could be awarded privileges.
Example: A standard member might be able to say that they are a 'member'
of the GNU Business Network and they would be able to label their Free
Software solutions as "Certified Free" by the GNU Business Network.
An excellence member would be able to say they are a 'core member' of
the GNU Business Network, they would be able to label their Free
Software solutions as "Certified Free", and they would also be able to
label their company (tangible benefit) as being "Certified Free."
Shane Martin Coughlan
e: shane at opendawn.com
m: +447773180107 (UK) +353862262570 (Ire)
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