On Thu, Jul 14, 2005 at 10:47:57AM +0100, Stephen Reilly wrote:
> > I don't think that getting a recommendation from a member of ilug is that
> > difficult a thing to do if a vendor actually wants to be listed. If nothing
> > else they can post a request to the mailing list for someone to come and be
> > treated to a slap up lunch/sales pitch to recommend it (as the company would
> > of course have full confidence in it's product being recommended on a
> > viewing). I won't continue to the outline the obvious cheaper solution.
> > That being said I would rather no vendor was listed unless a member is willing
> > to give them some credit/recommendation, rather then every vendor who can be
> > bothered to send us a few documents being listed.
> Every company that uses or distributes Linux _should_ have at least
> one ILUG member on staff. I certainly wouldn't run a linux affiliated
> company in Ireland without joining the mailing list and advocating
> that my staff do likewise. It's such a perfect market ground to build
> the company's profile in the community. So no, I reckon a company
> that's in any way clued in should have the wherewithall to recommend
> themselves so I'll be voting No on proposition 45. I like the idea of
> members rating the companies though.
well if it's blatantly obvious that somebody is recommending his own
company/employer then that recommendation should be disregarded and I'd be
personally inclined to be suspicious of any testimonial for that company; which
would need to be followed up/verified anyway.
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