Commercial support

Tom Scavo trscavo at
Thu Sep 1 15:04:47 BST 2011

On Wed, Aug 31, 2011 at 2:30 PM, Chad La Joie <lajoie at> wrote:
> I'm speaking with my Shib hat on.  The
> project has never really liked federations maintaing a separate list
> when there is no additional value added (except revenue for the
> federation in this case).

The Shibboleth Project is not in a position to determine if InCommon's
Affiliate program is beneficial or not. That is up to the InCommon
membership to decide. If we thought the Affiliate program were somehow
doing a disservice to *our* community, of course we would do something
about it. That is certainly *not* the case, however.

> Having a number of different lists, all
> maintained separately but with the same level of actual vetting (none)
> spread across the web doesn't make things any better for anyone.

You can claim whatever you like, I suppose, but the fact is that the
Affiliate program is one of several InCommon programs that we believe
provide positive value to our community.

Tom Scavo
Operations Manager

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