[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: Thousands of Libranets waddle into Italy.

On Tue, Jun 12, 2001 at 10:47:03AM -0400, Sam Hartman wrote:
> >>>>> "Wichert" == Wichert Akkerman <wichert@wiggy.net> writes:
>     Wichert> Previously Branden Robinson wrote:
>     >> Hrm, when Progeny posted similar information about its own
>     >> distribution, it was asked to pony up $1000.
>     Wichert> The different is that this only stated that a
>     Wichert> Debian-derived distro (just like Progeny) would be
>     Wichert> distributed for free to a reasonably large number of
>     Wichert> people.
>     Wichert> The progeny mail was much more commercial in nature.
> I'm not so sure about that.  It didn't tell me to buy Progeny.  It
> really sounded a lot like a group of people had finally finished
> something they were proud of and wanted to share both this
> accomplishment and the knowledge gained from the experience with the
> rest of it.  I seriously doubt Progeny expected to make money by
> posting to debian-devel.

As much as I hate to, I tend to agree with Branden (and Sam). Wichert,
this was basically Libranet press.

On the otherhand, I don't disagree with it's being posted. IMO, anything
that benefits Debian in the proper light, even if someone profits off of
it, is good press, and good for people to hear. I don't think people
would compain if IBM, HP, Sun, or SGI posted something similar. It
surely has to do with the project, since it shows the reach of our work,
and what companies are involved with Debian.

I think Progeny's post was suitable, although, IIRC it was posted to
-devel, and probably should have been on -project aswell. However,
that's a quibble.

/  Ben Collins  --  ...on that fantastic voyage...  --  Debian GNU/Linux   \
`  bcollins@debian.org  --  bcollins@openldap.org  --  bcollins@linux.com  '

Reply to: