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Date: 2007-11-04 (17:52)
From: skaller <skaller@u...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Industry looks for commercial OCaml support?

On Sun, 2007-11-04 at 17:58 +0100, Oliver Bandel wrote:
> Zitat von skaller <skaller@users.sourceforge.net>:
> [...]
> > Lack of commercial support -- the kind Jon is offering --
> > is one of the impediments to industry taking Ocaml seriously.
> [...]
> I doubt one or some programmers that offer their programming service is,
> what industry is looking for, when it's looking for commercial support.
> Commercial support means, that big companies offer that service, because
> industry mistrusts single individuals.

I believe you are right that big companies don't trust individuals,
but that doesn't mean Jon isn't offering anyhow.

> And: is this really a show-stopper for Ocaml, that there is no
> "commercial support"?

I think so, but I'm only guessing. Ubuntu Linux has commercial
support by Canonical, Fedora by Red-Hat, I believe this has
some impact on their popularity. C# is supported by MS,
Java by Sun.

John Skaller <skaller at users dot sf dot net>
Felix, successor to C++: http://felix.sf.net