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Re: Debian Conference 2 Registration

On Sat, Apr 06, 2002 at 07:30:21PM -0500, Joe Drew wrote:
> On Sat, 2002-04-06 at 18:59, Jeroen Dekkers wrote:
> > The keyword here is "prominent". 
> Yes, it is.
> > The
> > Debian servers don't run non-free software provided by HP and/OR
> > Sun. The debconf2 registration page is hosted on a server with
> > non-free software and has a link to a website with a non-free product,
> > that's something different then donating hardware.
> You are not quite understanding the level of Lindows.com's involvement.
> This is not DebConf 2, sponsored by Lindows.com. This is, pure and
> simple, DebConf 2. The fact that Lindows.com happens to be helping out
> with it is incidental. They were quite adamant that Lindows.com *not* be
> given any special treatment or placement - they are helping out with
> DebConf 2 because it's the right thing to do, because their distribution
> is based on Debian. We are not prominently featuring Lindows.com - they
> just happened to be the hosts for our registration page. That's it, end
> of story.

Of course it's nice of them that they help, but I still think it's
wrong that the registration page is hosted on a server with non-free
software and with a link to a site trying to sell non-free
products. Certainly because we can make the registration form with
free software without any links to non-free stuff.

Jeroen Dekkers
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