On Fri, Apr 07, 2006 at 12:36:52PM +0300, Riku Voipio wrote:
On Thu, Apr 06, 2006 at 02:22:29AM -0700, Ted Walther wrote:Debconf has been given more than $100,000 USD this year by various sponsorsThe debconf organizers (mostly Andreas Schuldei) have worked really hard to get *all* of that money *themself*, so the organizers can damn well choose themself how to use that money.
They were given the money for the purpose of a Debian conference. If they spent it however they chose, the sponsors would feel cheated.
Please take some perspective,a free conference and travel sponsoring is *enermous* priviledge. It's not something anyone should take for granted.
My perspective is that when a project represents itself as being an official part of Debian by a) accepting monetary loans from the DPL b) using the official Debian logo on conference t-shirts c) posting to debian-devel-announce mailing list then it is a part of Debian, and should run itself by Debians publicly states rules of openness, accountability, and most of all, fairness. Remember, Raphael Hertzog was condemned for posting his Debian/Ubuntu message to debian-devel-announce, which I found just as relevant and interesting as the Debconf announcement. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2006/01/msg00008.html Either the organizers of Debconf should come out and make a public statement that Raphael Hertzog was in the right to post to debian-devel-announce, or they should stop those activities listed above that lead people to expect a Debian standard of behavior from them. Ted --It's not true unless it makes you laugh, but you don't understand it until it makes you weep.
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