Originally Posted by mx2k
well....people and various organizations may practice forms of altruism but corporations are bound by law to maximize the bottom line (or rather, to maxiumize return to investors). We were talking about enterprise readiness in relationship to a FOSS project with corporate backing. I'm saying that the FOSS project itself is not the same thing as those that back it and that if we are going to discuss the corporate issues, we should do that in the context of paid support contracts from the corporate backers. Does the FOSS project have "PR" issues -- perhaps, but nothing agregious, especially considering the very open nature of the process (where ALL can be seen publically). Can we conclude that these (passing) frictives impact the service levels of paid-for-service contractors by otherwise independant entities? Maybe I'm being naive, but I don't think it wise to simply bind the free (beer and libre) part of PHP (ie: the PHP Group) to corporate issues and questions of corporate readiness.