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Re: http://www.facebook.com/debian

On Sat, Jan 22, 2011 at 09:57:33PM +0100, Ana Guerrero wrote:
> I guess some people don't care about having a Debian facebook page,
> that's fine. But given other Debian people is willing to maintain a
> quasi-official page, I think it could be interesting to know how to
> get stuff published there in a quasi-official way too. Maybe something
> similar to what we do with the identi.ca account?

As you point out there's no official Debian page, i.e. the Debian
project does not use Facebook, because it is non-free software which we
consider bad™. However, we should keep in mind the distinction between
project-wide actions and actions of individual Debian project
members. It'll be very awkward to go as far as *forbidding* people to
maintain Debian presence on non-free platforms---as long as they don't
claim they do that on behalf of Debian, which doesn't seem to be the
case here.  (Partly answering to Steve's comment.)

All that being the current situation, it should be very clear who are
the individuals who maintain that page, which seems to be the case.
Queries about the policy for maintaining that page should then be better
directed to those people.

Just my 0.02€,

Stefano Zacchiroli -o- PhD in Computer Science \ PostDoc @ Univ. Paris 7
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