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Re: What is annoying in the flattr buttons?

Tshepang Lekhonkhobe wrote:

> On Thu, Nov 11, 2010 at 02:44, Russ Allbery <rra@debian.org> wrote:
>> Michael Gilbert <michael.s.gilbert@gmail.com> writes:
>>> Raphael has every right to attempt to pursue his field of endeavor in
>>> any tolerant/respectful manner he chooses.
>> ...using his own property.  But not using Debian project resources.
> Raphael is among the most notable (visible) of all DD's, so why not?
> If he became a millionaire using flattr, why not? Why not create money
> where there wasn't? Why is the money topic so sensitive? I'm the sort
> of person who gets excited by seeing Release Managers get paid for
> their heroic work.

For a simple reason, the DMUP [0]; which every user of Debian resources must 
follow. It says (in its introduction, point 1).

 * "Don't use Debian Facilities for private financial gain"

The problem here is not about Raphael being "allowed" to become millionaire 
with flattr or not; it is about people using the Debian planet (which is 
"Debian resources") for private financial gain.

This has nothing to do with the "money topic", but with the rules in place 
regarding the Debian machines.

[0] http://debian.org/devel/dmup.en.html

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