Forum OpenACS Q&A: OpenACS Company List! Send your interest to be there!
Not sure if each one of them is alive, dead, active, really do something actively with OpenACS. What I really do know, is that we want any possible OpenACS adopter to choose any of the real companies of OpenACS, not to go to dead links.
As an start, if you are in that list, please send an email to oct_at_openacs_dot_org, to confirm that you are still giving OpenACS services. Based on the results, we might update the list!
If you are an active follower of OpenACS, you should see at least this news item.
I really hope all those companies were really doing something good with OpenACS, and actually if possible contributing back in some way to the toolkit.
And of course, if you're not yet there, what are you waiting for?
I would like to see this list refreshed for a number of reasons. Rocael has already stated a couple, in particular we don't want newcomers to click on dead links. Those companies that are still fully supporting OpenACS will agree, as it means greater advertising potential for them. Those that have abandoned OpenACS have no right to be on that list anymore. And we shouldn't want them to be there. If a customer happens to stumble on that list and make contact with a company that no longer supports OpenACS, then that company will do their best to persuade the customer to use their framework of choice. For example, going to some of the companies that are high up on the list advertise that they provide .NET and Java solutions.
I think we should have three lists. One for sites that are "powered" by OpenACS, another for hosting providers, and a third for developers.
Also, not only companies, also consultants might want to be listed there, so anyone feel free to send your info or confirm.
Thats where it belongs, and thats where we have wanted to move it after we get done with documentation.
For example,someone has even posted spam advertising low rates on Nokia phones there.
If the goal is marketing, that sites list should be organized based on status first, and then alphabetically.
When someone from a well-known organization posts on the forum, if they have not listed themselves on that page, they should be _asked_ politely if they'd like to do so.
I remember asking someone from the Brooklyn Museum to do so, and he was happy to oblige. Someone from Zipcar posted not so long ago, and they're not on the list.
Our company is mainly use OpenACS as our solutions for clients and customer. Shall we register our company into the list.
Company name: Digitalone Limited
Location: Hong Kong