Re: Candidacy: Lionel Dricot

On 23/05/11 13:43, Dodji Seketeli wrote:
Lionel Dricot<lionel dricot lanedo com>  a écrit:

At Lanedo, we have been surprised a few times by people who were
thinking that there was no commercial support available for GTK+. We
have heard of companies switching to Qt because Qt was guaranteed by a

Things like that clearly show a lack of communication and a problem of

Is it the GNOME foundation job to address this kind of issue? I think

I don't know what "addressing this kind of issue" means in practical
terms but I am not sure it's the job of the foundation to e.g, market
commercial offerings of businesses, even if those offering are related
to GNOME.  That sounds to me like a kind of homework that falls into the
plate of said companies.

That's always needed too of course, but when you have potential customers asking who can provide support for projects X, Y and Z, do you really want to be in a position where you have no answer?

IMO it also means the customer may suffer because they either can't find the support they're looking for or the wrong support from someone else.

We are a non-profit organisation with limited resources.  Communicating
around the commercial offering of /one/ company can be a
non-straightforward exercise, when you want to do it right.  Even more
for the commercial offerings of /several/ companies.  Do we really want
to take that route?

Yes I believe we do, when people are choosing opposing toolkits because it appears as if GTK+ has no commercial support, that's a lack of communication IMO.

What are your concerns about communicating GNOME's commercial offerings?


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