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Re: Debian UK

On Wed, Sep 07, 2005 at 07:52:40AM -0400, Stephen Frost wrote:
> What makes it even worse is that on debian.org websites we claim to not
> sell products yet at the *Debian* booth at whichever UK expos DUS goes
> to we *are* selling products.  It seems pretty likely that the sponsored
> booth is in Debian's name, either explicitly or as Debian-UK with the
> assumption that Debian-UK is the UK branch of Debian.

I saw products being sold at LinuxTag's debian booth, and saw no major problem
with that.

> > .From my overview of this discussion, it is just a petty person dispute
> > between the "in" people and the "out" ones, and some critiziscm at the fact
> > that debian-uk was setup slopily and in a way which may make random UK based
> > DD liable (altough i guess any court would take the reasonable approach over
> > the opt-out thingy, and not make those co-opted members liable, but IANAL).
> I believe there is some animosity due to the opt-out issue but that's
> not what I'm focused on since it's not terribly interesting.  There are
> some important issues here regarding Debian's non-commercial stance and
> use of its name in other countries.

Come on, be serious, selling a few tshirts and stuff during a couple yearly
expos and having the benefit go to debian is hardly what anyone serious minded
mentions as commercial when speaking about debian.

The problem would appear if there was a large volume being made, if the profit
didn't go exclusively to debian, and such.

> > So, go solv your internal and interpersonal affairs between yourselves, or
> > bring some more real problems here that warrant this long flamewar :)
> It might help to point out that I'm not in the UK..

He, thanks, i didn't know that. 

Anyway, if you are serious about getting this stuff cleared out, make a policy
proposal, but please stop this name calling non-sense.

If the proposal is good, it will either be adopted, or we can vote on this,
but i guess this would further ridiculie us in the face of the world than this
thread already does.


Sven Luther

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