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Re: consultant entries that will be removed unless they "pong"

On Sat, Jul 16, 2005 at 03:41:44AM +0300, Don Armstrong wrote:
> On Fri, 15 Jul 2005, Adam McKenna wrote:
> > On Sat, Jul 16, 2005 at 01:00:28AM +0100, Rich Walker wrote:
> > > Why should Debian *advertise* the services of someone who will not
> > > return the favour?
> > 
> > Why should a consultant be *forced* to advertise for Debian in order
> > to obtain listing in our directory?
> Why shouldn't we expect consultants to advertise the services that
> lead their placement on Debian's consultant list? I mean, isn't the
> whole point of having them on the list that they provide services for
> Debian?

Which they might actually be doing.

otoh, if we had the policy of listing anybody who links to us, what
would we do when a company requests a listing, and the link back to
www.debian.org is in the context of "Well, we all know Debian sucks, so
we're going to help you migrating to Ubuntu for a fee - they at least
promise five years of security support"? 


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