[OOTB-hive] Status update

Richard Esplin richard.esplin at alfresco.com
Mon Aug 11 19:58:30 BST 2014

Interesting link, though I am always suspicious when the presenter is casting 
his or her opponent in the worst possible light. Even though some of 
criticisms may be valid, he fails to appreciate the position of the people who 
provide the commercial product and does a lot of name calling. There is an old 
adage "it is a mighty thin pancake that ain't got two sides". 

I am sure a similar negative presentation could be built about Alfresco. Many 
individual employees have an incorrect view of Alfresco Community Edition 
being just for evaluation or just for developers. But I have had some good 
conversations with Alfresco leadership that make me think they understand the 
value of a true open source community edition. We hope to improve our employee 
training to avoid those sort of negative interactions. But at the same time, 
the company worries a lot about how Community Edition contributes to the 
bottom line. That can lead to poor decisions that seem to make sense in the 
short term, but I think the management team is now looking far enough ahead 
that our current strategy is beneficial to all involved.


On Friday, August 08, 2014 17:37:48 Andreas Steffan wrote:
> On 08/08/2014 04:46 PM, Boriss Mejias wrote:
> > On 7 August 2014 20:37, Andreas Steffan <a.steffan at contentreich.de
> > 
> > <mailto:a.steffan at contentreich.de>> wrote:
> >     On 08/04/2014 08:33 AM, Oksana Kurysheva wrote:
> >     [...]
> >     Ok, so it seems Alfresco employees need to be treated special as they
> >     cannot be seen as independent.
> >     
> >     How are partner employees different?
> >     
> >     Is the mission stated on the website compatible with Alfresco/Partner
> >     employees?
> > 
> > This is an important issue, and as you mentioned below, it would be
> > good to have Doug's opinion about this. I included it in the set of
> > questions for next office hours. See my other email to carry on that
> > discussion.
> I  recommend everybody (in the entire Community -  EE and CE) to watch
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jrxq8EH5jUU . Please note  that I am NOT
> saying that the same applies to the Alfresco additions. Nevertheless, I
> would still appreciate Dougs opinion how the Alfresco editions compare. ;)
> regards
> Andreas

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