GNU Business Network Definition comments
Georg C. F. Greve
greve at fsfeurope.org
Tue Jun 20 09:10:02 UTC 2006
|| On Tue, 20 Jun 2006 07:27:09 +0100
|| MJ Ray <mjr at phonecoop.coop> wrote:
mr> I like the idea of the GBND, but I am unsure what the current
mr> implementation is. I think it could fly, as long as it is
mr> possible to clearly show cases where only a subdivision is
mr> accredited. How does it work today?
Right now the GBN is an idea waiting for the right moment to come to
life -- and we hope that this moment will be sooner rather than later.
mr> It would need careful promotion, but I don't see what it would
mr> gain from letting proprietary promoters participate. It would
mr> muddy the waters and make a simple idea much less clear.
I agree that clarity must be central.
The question is where to draw the line(s), and how.
mr> There are fields where the free software alternatives are very
mr> different to the proprietary ones (GIMP v Photoshop is the most
mr> oft-cited example) but I've seen so many arguing each direction
mr> for most of them, that I'm not sure "my app is better than yours"
mr> is an argument that works either way.
As it is currently envisioned, the GBN would not engage in any of
these technical superiority debates in any way, and I agree with you
that it makes no sense to do so.
Georg C. F. Greve <greve at fsfeurope.org>
Free Software Foundation Europe (http://fsfeurope.org)
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