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Re: [Debconf-team] RFC on the DC15 sponsorship brochure

On Thu, Sep 11, 2014 at 12:13:59AM +0200, Richard Hartmann wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 10, 2014 at 9:46 PM, Sebastian Harl <tokkee@debian.org> wrote:
> > It was discussed to mention that job offerings should be limited to the
> > job wall (instead of, e.g., the conference bag). I suggest to add the
> > following to the "Swag bags and raffle prizes" section:

> During yesterday's Debian MUC meeting, azeem, Conny, and me came to
> the conclusion that we need to avoid people gaming the system, yet
> can't anticipate everything. So a generic "we reserve the right to
> preview all input, material, etc and reject anything we deem
> inappropriate and/or against the spirit of Debian, DebConf, or
> sponsorhip. Of course, we will let you know ASAP and try to work out a
> solution" should cover everything.

It may cover everything, but it also strikes a very negative tone for
something that would appear in the text of a brochure we're trying to use
for soliciting sponsorship.

I think if there are specific corner cases we *have* anticipated, we should
address those; and for anything we *haven't* anticipated, we should just
accept that a sponsor may want to do something we didn't think of.  (Which I
don't think is fair to call "gaming", either - our sponsors support us
because they care about Debian, not because they're trying to get some
unfair marketing advantage!)

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
Ubuntu Developer                                    http://www.debian.org/
slangasek@ubuntu.com                                     vorlon@debian.org

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