[BSDCert] "If you build it, they will come"
wmoran at potentialtech.com
Mon Nov 21 08:49:47 EST 2005
Evan Leibovitch <evan at telly.org> wrote:
> Hello all,
> I can 't say enough about the skill, determination and professionalism
> of the people here in this list. Especially given an almost total lack
> of financial resources, both the quality and quantity of work I've seen
> has been extremely impressive.
> Having said that, I ask sincerely (and I am not one to troll) -- does
> anyone have any idea whether sufficient demand exists out there for a
> BSD cert, beyond a collective hunch? Is there enough real interest to
> even make the minimums that a VUE or Prometric would impose on a new
> cert? Are there enough people out there who are ready to pay be tested,
> sufficient to satisfy any business model that's not almost totally
> dependent on sponsorship?
> Here's what led to these questions... A few weeks ago I put up a
> personal website based on Drupal, and included there a poll on "what new
> open source certification is most needed"?
> In the time since, there have been some visits and some people voting. I
> have not gone out of my way to attract any particular kind of audience.
> The sample size (19 to date) has not been staggering but the voting has
> been interesting and varied.
I don't think 19 is a large enough sampling to even consider thinking about
the results. Based on your rate of response, how long will it take before
you have a few hundred?
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