June 8, 2000 03 00050 61 00060801
Kurtz-Fernhout Software firstname.lastname@example.org
|Pointrel and SDS Proposal
I am very grateful for your interest in my work. My objective is to produce a
product for sale that supports knowledge management, including Communication
Metrics, as the core of Enterprise Management. This requires
complimentary applications which might be produced under an open source
arrangement, as discussed with
on May 3, 2000.
More recently, on June 5, I
wrote to Jack through the
the DKR team about the overall framework of
SDS as the foundation of knowledge management.
Your proposal may fit that model for the reasons in the record on June 1, 2000 where it appears that you intend to create an application that processes the SDS record on the web. If you do this, it would add value to SDS records as a source of daily business "intelligence," and this would help sell the SDS program for generating content. Under this scenario, Pointrel could be distributed under any terms of your choosing, e.g., open source.
An additional project to consider is joining me to create the SDS program itself in a stronger form, as indicated by your educational work shown on the web. This would give you an ownership position in SDS, and enable you to directly influence the design, and to advance the day when there is a knowledge management capability released to the world. Such an arrangement would entail a lot more thought about business arrangements.
Thanks again for your interest in SDS. I realize open source is very important to you, and hope that this does not prevent us from exploring further how to move the work forward.
THE WELCH COMPANY
Rod Welch email@example.com