Le 2011-10-07 02:30, Raphael Hertzog a écrit :
Hi, On Thu, 06 Oct 2011, David Prévot wrote:It's the second time  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. The fact that there is money involved should not be a sufficient reason to refuse to cover it. 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.
I think we have to distinguish 2 things first:
The liberation fund is asking for donations to freely license the book's content. This part is quite clearly inappropriate for the DPN - if people think freeing the book deserves donations, they should get it listed as a specific option by SPI. If SPI considers this worthy of inclusion, then *maybe* the DPN could indicate that this option was added.
Then, there's how to put these things. On this, I pretty much agree with MJ Ray (the title "The Debian Administrator's Handbook needs your support", the reference to the book as a "bestseller" and the "So feel free to share the link." are all a little too much for official publications).
Also, the 12% going to Debian needs to be sourced, if it's actual.