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Re: [kDev] KendraBase update...
On Jan 13, 2004, at 4:40 pm, Phillip Temple wrote:
It's important to let people also distribute binary-only under their
own license. They will be outside of Kendra but in a fenced 3rd party
zone. We don't lose anything. If it's used people get something they
would not have otherwise obtained. If it's popular people will develop
an OS alternative. If it's not worth developing an alternative but
people are prepared to pay for it then someone gets to make some money
and lucky him. If it doesn't make enough cash the owner may decide
it's too much hassle and OS it.
All the *members* of Kendra can sell services. There is nothing to
stop any of the members becoming the Red Hat or MySQL of the Kendra
world. It's a big incentive for people to contribute to Kendra if it
feeds them a steady stream of business.
Totally agree with you on these points. The Kendra website should
promote participant products and services. So, yes, the website should
promote the selling of services.
I guess I'm just keen to point out that Kendra Foundation - the
organisation hosting the project until there's any viable alternative -
should not get into selling things as it's raison d'être - it's got to
keep focused on the Kendra goals.
See http://www.kendra.org.uk/funding.php as an example of the kind of
cross matchmaking that the Kendra website could provide.