Commercial support

Chad La Joie lajoie at
Thu Sep 1 15:26:25 BST 2011

On Sep 1, 2011, at 10:04 AM, Tom Scavo wrote:

> 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.

I didn't make any comment on InCommon's program, though I could if you'd like.  I said as a project we felt that individual federations maintaining a separate lists was bad for the community and led to fragmented documentation.  And yes, that is something the project can have an opinion on as we're the ones that have to span all the federations, deployers, and sectors that use the software.  And yes, such a situation unquestionably does a disservice to the larger community.

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