Re: Meeting Minutes Published - March 29th, 2011

On 18/04/11 16:34, Stormy Peters wrote:

On Mon, Apr 18, 2011 at 4:58 AM, Martyn Russell <martyn lanedo com
<mailto:martyn lanedo com>> wrote:

    On 18/04/11 11:49, Andreas Nilsson wrote:

        One of his ideas was to add a list of companies that gave GTK+
        (as in, custom development, not in "call this company when you hit a
        bug" sense).

    Yea, this idea has been floating around for a while. It's also why
    we have the affiliations listed. I agree, more can be done here.

    Also, as Bastien points out "support" is quite an expansive word and
    encompasses more than people may initially consider.

I think we can list companies with some objective data.

So we could list companies that do work associated with GNOME/GTK+ along
with data like:
* what areas they consider their expertise,
* past clients with testimonials (assuming appropriate permissions),
* links to work done (again with appropriate permission) or code they
wrote or are responsible for,
* links to their involvement with GNOME
  * people that work with them that are involved in GNOME,
  * GNOME Foundation advisory board,
  * employees that are GNOME Foundation members,
  * GNOME related talks they've given,
  * GNOME related training they are involved with
  * etc

I think this is a great idea.

It may make sense to start with Dave's map of companies presented at least year's GUADEC and correct from there.

Something to consider though, companies are likely coming to GNOME looking for expertise in a project, not a company, so the focus needs to be more aligned to what they will be looking for IMO.

The next question is, where do we host this data and who maintains it?


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