Foundation ... what's about: RELAX!
barnes at WATERSHEDS.CA
Wed Nov 30 13:17:15 EST 2005
Beer is good but, enterprise is "better". Outside of what enterprise
means to a developer/engineer to the rest of the world enterprise means
flagship. The biggest, the best, the strongest product (or starship).
Enterprise is an extremely loaded word, as proved in the discussions
over the last few days.
Symantics are very important and should be carefully considered.
my 2 cents
On Wed, 2005-11-30 at 12:29 -0500, Kralidis,Tom [Burlington] wrote:
> > hi guys (did not remark any girls :-( ...)
> > what's about having a cool beer and just relax and see what
> > happens in
> > the next few month. if MSE is a good product, people will use it, if
> > not, people will not use it. so what? and I am sure mapserver will
> > profit, one way or the other. and can it really get better
> > then perfect
> > as it is already? :-)
> > and who cares about the name. we sell solutions, not names. to us it
> > does not matter if it is called arcims, mapxtreme or
> > mapserver. it has
> > to work.
> My (personal) thoughts.
> I'll go for a cool beer (or three) for sure, but what's in a name?
> Alot. "Enterprise" screams "better", for whatever reason. I agree with
> Frank when he mentioned that if a name matters so much to a decision of
> choosing software, they have issues. However, this does happen.
> So, for example, everyone in an org jumps on "enterprise" software and
> ditches trusty MapServer. The "enterprise" edition doesn't compare to
> MapServer w.r.t. OGC support. You try to convince them to go to
> MapServer proper again for the OGC stuff, the response is "why, this is
> the enterprise edition and is better".
> So, while MSE may be different than MapServer, it's not better, or worse
> for that matter. Just different. So let's choose a name representative
> of that.
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