[Zope] Categorizing products.

Chris McDonough chrism@digicool.com
Thu, 24 May 2001 08:15:14 -0400

Hi Neil,

This is the impetus being this proposal:


Zope.org is currently undergoing a redesign, and we hope to be able to
better feature Products that are "finished" when it's done.

- C

"Ellis, Neil (FNB)" wrote:
> Hi Folks
> I'm new to Zope so please excuse me if I get this wrong.
> There seems to be an ever increasing variety of products for Zope.  Looking
> at things from a commercial perspective it would be nice to be able to
> seperate the 'quality' ready-to-use products from those who are evolving or
> are half-complete.
> I just wanted to suggest a simple system of certifying products as 'Customer
> Ready Products' ie those that are in such a state (ie containing good help
> system, examples etc) that they could be sold as of the shelf products. **
> Just to clarify: I said 'in such a state', rather than suggesting tehy
> should be sold :-) **
> I know that Open Source is seen often as the opposite of the commercial
> world but I think there is great value in taking the best of the commercial
> world and applying it to Open Source.
> Such a simple certification could be carried out by either volunteers or DC.
> It could be charged for if neccesary.  The benefits would be that a third
> party could claim to use 'Certified' products when building an application.
> Anyway I'd like to here any thoughts on this as I, like many would like to
> see Zope gain more and more recognition as a serious solution for web
> development.
> Many regards
> Neil Ellis
> Java Developer
> First National Bank
> 020 8909 4834
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