06:33 AM

Thanks Dan Gillmor for the mention of our first sponsor Tibco!

by Tom Foremski for SiliconValleyWatcher

Dan, that was no puffery about Tibco. I have genuine respect for the company and its people through my contacts with them over the past five years.

Also, you won't find any "puff" pieces on Tibco leading up to the sponsorship. And more importantly, there was no prior pitch at all. They came and asked the Watcher--the product pitched itself.

It doesn't get any sweeter than that!

BTW, the same goes for our second sponsor Infineon Systems, which starts on March 1st. And more on the way. There are only a couple of Founding Sponsor slots open in our orginal goal for six...

However, we have turned down advertisers. We are picky. We see ourselves more as guardians and gatekeepers to our community of readers.

Dan, please feel free to continue coverage of our sponsors as we announce them!

(Didn't they used to say there is no business model for blogging?)