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From Al Byers <>
Subject Re: OFBiz Marketing and Services
Date Thu, 19 Jan 2006 17:12:41 GMT
J Aaron,

As one of the committers, I would have no problem have any reference to my
company removed, if that is necessary for the process to continue.

But I wonder if there is not a bigger aspect to this whole thing. I see your
remarks about ASF encouraging commercial efforts, but OFBiz is significantly
different in this regard. As has been mentioned earlier, up until this time
ASF products have mostly been "tool" oriented. With OFBiz, ASF will be
offering a product that is ready for businesses to plug in with very little
effort - adding a huge new market for its services. No longer need its
client-base be programmers only. Of course, I want to also restate that
OFBiz is both a programming framework and set of end-user modules.

The big service that ASF offers is to provide quality tools and products for
free. This is very important for small businesses and developing economies.
With OFBiz, it would be greatly expanding its value to these sectors and I
wonder if some good PR could come of it - if ASF makes an announcement that
it is moving to more directly benefit SMB/Es, etc.

-Al Byers

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