On Donnerstag, 5. Juni 2008, Sergey Chernyshev wrote:
> Hmm. This all sounds pretty bad from a community member perspective, I hope
> you guys will clarify all this because SMW+ is a smart move for Ontoprise's
> marketing team, but clearly gives wrong impression, especially if split is
> a possibility. I believe it'll be better if Ontoprise piggybacked on
> relationship with SMW in less intrusive way.
> Please don't get me wrong, I do appreciate all the help SMW got from
> collaboration and do not want to diminish the value it brought to 1.0
> release, more over, not being a significant contributor to SMW project, I
> don't feel very good about writing this email at all and it's much more up
> to Markus and Denny to handle, but being an active promoter of SMW among
> New York Semantic Web Community
(which we surely appreciate a lot!)
> , I'd prefer that this effort will not get
> harmed by ambiguous naming.
> More over, I don't think the harm can be done only to SMW, but to Halo as
> well if community will (for good reason) start to emphasize distinction
> between SMW and SMW+ therefore unwillingly giving unfair "villan" image to
> Halo team and Ontoprise.
> I think both sides can benefit from Ontoprise promoting a bundled solution
> and with SMW bundled as is. I feel that geeky image of raw SMW is enough
> for Ontoprise to augment it with Halo, marketing and support packages to
> create added value for enterprise customers to pay for.
> Hope my email will give correct and positive impression in this delicate
Thanks for your opinion. As I said, there will soon be a meeting to establish
plans for future cooperations. I will announce definite results on the lists.
> Thank you,
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