2006-07-21

Zend propaganda (who is Spartacus)

Here we go again. C|NET news brings an interview with Andi Gutmans which is full of quotes like this:
One partner is Yahoo, which is helping Zend with version 6 of PHP, Gutmans said.
Yahoo helping Zend with PHP 6? Sounds like PHP 6 is a Zend product, doesn't it? The fact is that of more than 100 Zend employees only a couple (on a good day) spend a part of their work day developing PHP 6.

I understand that the marketing machine needs catchy phrases like that but Zend should also be careful about not alienating the PHP community, the main workhorse behind the PHP development. Having articles likes this published time and time again does nothing to improve Zend's standing within the OSS community.

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