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Re: Debian on E-Bay (way: selling distributions)

On Sun, Jul 26, 2009 at 08:22:37PM +0200, Alexander Reichle-Schmehl wrote:
> On a case by case basis there have been successfully attempts to
> convince E-Bay that there is nothing wrong a specific auction, however
> E-Bay seems not to learn from such single incidents.  All I can find is
> a web interface which might be read by someone.  So, does anyone know a
> good way to get in contact with them?  Maybe a real human, whom we can
> talk to, and should know whose responsible for that?

As Florian has said, Ebay won't let you sell CD-Rs.  I spent some time
with Ebay years ago, as one of the Debian webmasters who looks after the
CD vendors, as there was no way to convince them otherwise.

This was after getting past their completely stupid and very unhelpful
semi-automatic replies you get for the first few rounds.  You know the
type of replies, they go on for two pages and don't actually answer your
question.  I actually got a real and thinking human and they said no for
CD-Rs, which was much shorter and useful reply.

I didn't matter I was saying it was ok, it didn't matter if I got the
DPL to say it was ok, or that the software is available on 100s? 1000s?
of ftp and webservers around the world, the answer was no.

 - Craig
Craig Small      GnuPG:1C1B D893 1418 2AF4 45EE  95CB C76C E5AC 12CA DFA5
http://www.enc.com.au/                             csmall at : enc.com.au
http://www.debian.org/          Debian GNU/Linux, software should be Free 

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