[OSGeo-Discuss] service level agreements

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Sat Apr 1 23:18:12 PST 2006

Bart van den Eijnden (OSGIS) wrote:
> Hi list,
> are there any plans for the Foundation with respect to the organization 
> of service level agreements (SLA)?
> Currently, one of the problems with getting open source software more 
> adopted, is the difficulty of getting service level agreements. For 
> different software packages, one needs to go to different companies, 
> probably get different conditions, which makes it a hard deal.
> Imagine a customer in Holland asking me for an SLA on a certain system I 
> built based on several open source components, how would I get such an 
> SLA organized?
> Just wanted to raise to subject, although I could imagine the Foundation 
> wants to leave this up to the individual companies around the software 
> packages.


I can certainly see the value in being able to offer an SLA for a stack
of open source technologies.  But I can't imagine OSGeo itself doing this
on a commercial basis.  Generally speaking I see this as something that
should be accomplished by companies or individuals in our space.

Best regards,
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