On Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 10:52:44AM +0200, Andreas Ericsson wrote:
> On 10/25/2012 08:43 AM, PROHASKA, Thor wrote:
> > Hi,
> > The organisation I am currently working for uses 'git'.
> > In order to manage all the software used in the organisation we have
> > been compiling a list of software that includes the software Vendor's
> > name.
> > My colleague has listed the vendor of git as being the 'Software
> > Freedom Conservancy'. Can you please advise me if this is correct? If
> > not, who should the vendor be identified as?
> Most likely, you'll want to put "email@example.com" as vendor for git,
> as the whole vendor concept doesn't really fly with FOSS. There's noone
> to go to if it breaks your systems, and unless you purchase a support
> contract from somewhere there's noone to turn to except the (excellent)
> git community in case you have issues with it.
Yeah. Depending on the purpose of the list, I would probably _not_ put
the SFC. They help manage the legal and financial aspects of the git
project, but they have nothing at all to do with the code itself. I
would hate for them to get a phone call about support. :)
Probably "The Git Community" or "firstname.lastname@example.org" is the best thing
to fill in if you need to write something in a form. If there ends up
being some specific reason for a vendor to be contacted, folks on the
list will be able to point an inquiry in the right direction (which
might even end up being the SFC).
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