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Commercial companies listen to their customers.
Typically, one or several of the following occur:
- Support department begins to receive an increasing number of requests relating to the distribution
- Customer mailing lists and other private communications see lots of mention of the distribution
- One or several large customers express their need for support of the distribution
I do not think there is much gentoo itself can do to gain commercial certifications other than:
- Continue to improve the quality of the distribution
- Have responsive contacts when commercial companies finally show interest
It is unreasonable for anything but customer demand to be the driving factor.
That said. I don't really find certifications itself that important. vmware, macromedia, dell, oracle, etc
don't certify their products for gentoo - but they are aware of issues and most of them are easily resolved.
The more we communicate our use of major applications on gentoo to vendors, the better off we will be.
Matthew Marlowe - DeployLinux Consulting
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--- Original Message---
From: Jose Gonzalez Gomez <jgonzalez@...>
Sent: 10/29/2004 2:18AM
Subject: [gentoo-server] Getting commercial software certified on Gentoo
>> Hi there,
>> I'm curious on this... how does this work? The commercial companies
>> selects the distros they will be certifying their software on? Or are
>> the distros the one that initiate the process contacting the commercial
>> company and expressing their interest? Is there any insterest among the
>> Gentoo devs to have this kind of certifications available?
>> Best regards