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Re: Debian Conference 2 Registration

On Sun, Apr 07, 2002 at 02:51:23AM +0200, Jeroen Dekkers wrote:
> 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.

Please end this thread and go back to telling us all how much the
linux kernel sucks.

Nathan Norman - Micromuse Ltd.  mailto:nnorman@micromuse.com
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Of him the harpers sadly sing:          |        of
the last whose realm was fair and free  |     the Ring
between the Mountains and the Sea.      |  J.R.R. Tolkien

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