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Re: Fund raising advertisement on the DPN (Was: [Publicity-commits] r2683 - /dpn/en/current/index.wml)

On Oct 7, 2011, at 08:30, Raphael Hertzog wrote:

> Hi,
> On Thu, 06 Oct 2011, David Prévot wrote:
>> It's the second time [1] such an advertisement reaches the DPN, and I
>> don't find it suitable at all. I think it was a mistake the first time,
>> and it would be a shame to consider the first error as a precedent. For
>> the same reason we don't do sponsorship link in the official website
>> main page, I believe we should not relay such campaign in the official DPN.
> I don't agree with you. It all depends on the goal of the project. Any
> Debian-related project which has a goal to improve Debian (remember this
> is about getting a DFSG-free Debian book) deserve a mention.

I don't agree either. This is not an advertisement, this is notice of a book by one of the maintainers of dpkg. 
> The fact that there is money involved should not be a sufficient reason
> to refuse to cover it.

I agree, it doesn't make sense.
> I don't really know what you put under "sponsorship link" but we have
> sponsorhip links at various places, and we even used to have some
> on the main web page at the time where the web mirrors were hosted
> by third parties.

> The criteria should be the same "would this help us towards our
> goals?". And I think this project is clearly in the "yes" side.

Any reasonable person would agree that Debian needs more high quality documentation in as many languages as possible. This project is clearly on the path to achieving some of those goals.
> Here it's not about the main page of the website, it's about the DPN
> and this is something which has a limited interest in the time so it seems
> to be a perfect match for it.

I heartily concur!



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