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Re: commercial spam on planet

Cyril Brulebois <kibi@debian.org> writes:

> (I guess I didn't have “financial gain” in mind when I added this link
> at the bottom of my posts, rather the opportunity to see whether people
> liked getting status updates about the packages I maintain, or stuff I
> do in general.)

Not that I have time to do this, but it occurs to me that setting up
something fairly similar to Flattr but not involving money would be
straightforward.  I'm imagining a system where someone can sign up for an
account and is automatically given some standard amount of "kudos" per
month, which are then divided among every project that person wants to
give "kudos" to during that month, like Flattr.  The difference would be
that there would be no money involved, and the kudo accumulation wouldn't
be useful for anything other than what you mention: determining what
things people like and are interested in.

I would have absolutely no concerns about such a thing on Planet, provided
that the links were constructed such that they didn't become accidental
web bugs.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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