Ron Meske: "I have suggested, and still feel it would be beneficial to all, a rating system for Moodle Partners
. The really good ones would welcome this, but the ones that are questionable, would obviously not want this."
There is just one issue why something like this would be useless.
No Moodle partner is allowed to deal with a client who is not from his country. Even if a client is highly interested in his services he will have to divert back his client to other Moodle Partner of the client's country. Only if he gets permission
from the Moodle Partner of client's country he can accept the deal.
Economy calls it Monopoly
which has lot of disadvantages for end user.
I called it Monopoly because for e.g. if we compete two Moodle Partners, a partner X and a partner Y and they are from different countries then a school or anyone cannot choose them on the basis of price, support, expertise or ratings but they are forced to either choose a Moodle Partner from their own country or just move to other abc host who is not a Moodle expert. Out of 27 countries only 5 have 2 partners and 2 have more than 2 partners. All others have only 1 partner. Moodle Partners actually are not competing with each other.
The question I ask to myself is why to create this Monopoly and why not to let a school or an individual himself decide which Moodle Partner is better for his requirements.
If this happens I am sure overall quality of services will increase and price will drop for services offered by Moodle Partners.