[OpenIndiana-discuss] Help with website

Ken Gunderson kgunders at teamcool.net
Mon Oct 10 14:41:20 UTC 2011

On Mon, 2011-10-10 at 09:56 +0200, Open Indiana wrote:
> It might be an idea to look at www.opennms.org. They also struggle with
> documentation, users, updates and helpfiles but manage to get it good pretty
> well.

Whoa!  It's been a while since I've been to OpenNMS's site.  Nice
redesign.  Much better than the wiki they used to use. Kind of a bummer
that they went so commercial though on the .com side.  So now we likely
know where the $ and impetus came for the new site. Hope it isn't the
beginning of the end of a truly open OpenNMS.  In my experience,
however, in such cases it isn't too long before 1) you start seeing
major features being withheld from the "free" version, and/or 2) the
"free" version becomes the alpha testing branch, and/or 3) "refactor"
and license change at some major rev level.

That said, OpenNMS isn't doing anything special that any other mature
FOSS project hasn't figured out - it just took them many, many more
years to get there than most so I'm not sure they'd be the best role
model in that department.

Regards-- Ken Gunderson

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