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From Peter Donald <dona...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Commercial support idea
Date Mon, 06 Aug 2001 13:28:42 GMT
On Mon,  6 Aug 2001 23:32, Gunnar Rønning wrote:
> * "Serge Knystautas" <sergek@lokitech.com> wrote:
> | I've seen this happen for other open source software, but I don't know of
> | any of the Jakarta projects that have anything like this.  I wasn't sure
> | if this was because of legal, cultural, or other reasons that I'm not
> | aware of. I'm not sure of the kind of support packages we'd offer, but
> | the commercial support offerings on http://www.pgsql.com/support/ for
> | PostgreSQL seem like a good model for us...
> |
> | Any thoughts on the matter are very much appreciated.


FWIW +1 from me too ;)

> If you manage to set up and get support contracts for James, that can
> only be a good thing for James. I bet you are aware that there are two
> additional companies that provide support for PostgreSQL, GreatBridge and
> RedHat. Commercial support for PostgreSQL has only attracted more
> developers and resulted in accelerated development of the PostgreSQL
> database. If the same will happen for James, that is great.
>
> What is your intended market for James ?
>
> Are you going to compete with sendmail,qmail etc., do you want to compete
> with POP and IMAP servers ?
>
> regards,
>
>         Gunnar

-- 
Cheers,

Pete

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