Tim.Churches wrote:
> Will Ross wrote:
> > Fred,
> >
> > I oppose the creation of a separate open source certification
> > process.   I think it compromises the opportunity for open source
> > solutions to displace commercial solutions, and it distracts open
> > source projects from leveraging the collaborative process to create
> > seriously superior solutions.
> This is a US matter, but as I set out, my position would be to argue for
> a reduced-cost certification process of any software which makes all the
> necessary documentation, source code, unit tests, functional test
> scripts etc needed to satisfy the certification criteria publicly
> available for scrutiny by anyone.
> But the actual criteria to be met should be the same.
I agree that this should be the basis. Certification should be a case of 
paying someone to do the same thing you have already done, just without 
you being there. It should be a $2k or less operation.

- thomas beale

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