Re: Certification for GNOME apps

On Thu, 2005-07-14 at 12:31 -0400, Behdad Esfahbod wrote:

> Or one day we may want to refuse certification from companies
> that support the other operating system :D.

I know you're probably being sarcastic. However, for that reason I think
it's important to do a very good job of specifying what an application
needs to be to become certified.

I would for sure stop being a member of any GNOME organisation once the
organisation would start picking companies who'd never get such a
certification based only on "other" products they support or their
history with the free software communities.

If Microsoft would create a GNOME application, we as an organisation
should be honest in investigating whether or not their application
should be granted the certification label of a GNOME application by
looking only at the application. Not at the company.

I don't see how supporting a product, like for example Microsoft Office,
would have per definition anything to do with the certification of such
a application. 

I also don't see how, for example, supporting the KDE platform would
make an entire company not eligible for getting a GNOME certification.

I can make a lot such examples. The examples are not my point.

If we start being like that, the organisation would end up being far
worse than the companies some people hate.

> Is the foundation going to certify apps or are companies allowed
> to evaluate and certify their own apps?  If the former, should
> there be any fee for getting GNOME certified? 

I'd say the fee should be something like the amount of time the
Foundation members need to investigate on the application multiplied by
the current average cost of a consultant/contract worker. But I'm not a
sales or marketing specialist :-)

Philip Van Hoof, Software Developer @ Cronos
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