Hello Stephan and all

I think this is a very good idea. As far as I can see we are talking only
about certification of packages. I've read all post about this and have few

1. Zope Certified Company. Soemthing similar to certificates given by
commercial companies: Microsoft, Oracle etc. Sometimes there are companies
creating comemrcial aplications with Zope. They have no possibility to make
them open source or to contribute to Zope 3 development. But they want to
measure their quality of work and comapre to other companies/competitors. So
I'm thinking also about levels of maturity for company. It could be achieved
by participations in some trainings or maybe by audits from Zope
Corporation. It won't be free of course! It always look nice on the comapny
website where there is a logo "Technology X certifies" and makes the comapny

2. Zope Certified Programmer. They are also certificates for persons who
know given technology. Why we cannot make it for Zope also? For example if a
company wats to employ a programer it could state that he needs Zope
Certified Programmer Level X. This shows the maturity of developer and be
motivating for him. The base leves should be obtained by sending some piece
of code, next level after some Internet chat, rest maybe on exams during
sprints or in the company that are being certified. The knowledge for base
levels should be checked via Internet because of long distances. It also
should be free or very cheap, the higher levels may be more expensive.

Lukasz Lakomy

> -----Original Message-----
> [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of Stephan Richter
> Sent: Monday, February 20, 2006 10:31 PM
> To: zope@zope.org; zope-dev@zope.org; zope3-dev@zope.org;
> zope3-users@zope.org
> Subject: [Zope3-Users] The Zope Software Certification Program
> and CommonRepository Proposal
> Hello everyone,
> With the development of Zope 3, the Zope developers committed to a new
> development process and higher software quality guidelines. With
> the adoption
> of Zope 3 technologies in the wider Zope community, we should also start
> using the process for third party package development.
> I have spent the last two weeks working on a proposal that defines a Zope
> Software Certification Program (ZSCP) and a Common Repository
> that implements
> this process. The proposal is attached to this mail. I welcome
> any comments
> about it!
> In the pre-publication phase of the proposal, I have worked with a small
> committee to receive initial feedback. For the purpose of this
> proposal, I
> will not be representing a particular Zope sub-community, but
> instead act as
> a mediator among the parties of interest. I will try my best to
> answer all
> concerns and comments in a neutral manner.
> I would like to thank all pre-proposal committee members for
> their time and
> valuable input.
> Thanks for your time!
> Regards,
> Stephan
> P.S.: Sorry for the cross post!
> --
> Stephan Richter
> CBU Physics & Chemistry (B.S.) / Tufts Physics (Ph.D. student)
> Web2k - Web Software Design, Development and Training

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