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Re: [Paparazzi-devel] =?ISO-8859-1?Q? Paparazzi Wiki gone ?= =?ISO-8859-

From: martin
Subject: Re: [Paparazzi-devel] =?ISO-8859-1?Q? Paparazzi Wiki gone ?= =?ISO-8859-1?Q?commercial??=
Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2008 10:16:40 +0200 (CEST)


we can all be very happy that finally people have started to manufacture
and sell Paparazzi hardware. It took a long time to convince companies
to invest time and money to start doing this. It was the biggest show
stopper for people to begin with Paparazzi. There is even more than one
company now working on this. It should be good for all customers to see
some competition as it usually lowers the price or makes companies
enhance their products and services.

The wiki is there to give information to help you work with Paparazzi.
This includes technical information as well as sources for buying
equipment. We should try not to mix up those two. There is the
"GetHardware" page perfect for any commercial activity. This is where
you can find all vendors in the order of appearance. If vendors want
their own wiki page, that is fine too. But it is not useful to stumble
into commercial advertising in pages describing hardware. This includes
hidden teasing messages about other vendors not having some features. If
you think you are different and provide better service, put this in the
GetHardware page.

It is perfect to make money with selling Paparazzi. This is how business
works and should work - earn money for giving people what they want. But
keep that separated from the development of Paparazzi. The developers of
Paparazzi are not selling any hardware nor are they connected with any
vendor. The wiki/cvs is the exchange place for info, equally available
for everyone. No one will get any schematics or data before anyone else.
It should not be tried to set up any connection with
development/research/charity or whatever buzzwords. This is business. It
is about making money. If you want to do the community any good, keep
your prices as low as possible for you.

Please refer to Paparazzi when you set up your commercial page, give a
link to It should be very clear where the work
has been done and where Paparazzi origins from. Vendors should try to
avoid giving the impression that they are the one and only source for

Do not fill this mailing list with discussions that do not help people
to work with Paparazzi or might even insult others. Do not expect anyone
to govern the wiki. There is much greater stuff that can be done for and
with Paparazzi than writing emails like this.


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