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Re: Fund raising advertisement on the DPN

> On Thu, Oct 06, 2011 at 06:24:41PM -0400, 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.
>> 	1: http://www.debian.org/News/weekly/2010/09/#free
>> 	2: http://lists.debian.org/20110607065423.GB14116@upsilon.cc

Le 07/10/2011 01:04, Alexander Reshetov a écrit :

> David, you are right, but one moment isn't clear enough for me. Do you think
> that this part should be totally removed, or it should be just reworded?

My concern is about the fund raising advertisement, this part shouldn't
be part of the DPN, patch attached.

> Would
> it be fine to leave those link but write something like "to get more
> information about this book you can get at <link>" instead of current text
> for the link? 

No, the direct link to the fund raising stuff is wrong too (we didn't
even provide a direct link to the DebConf one on the Debian website,
beside the fact that DebConf *is* part of Debian [2]), a link to one of
the author's blog post announcing something new could have been
suitable, but I can't find any (only a bunch of fund raising
advertisements actually, it even seems weird to relay those on planet.d.o).

Le 07/10/2011 07:19, Francesca Ciceri a écrit :
> Yes, sure it deserve a mention, but maybe is better to mention it
> when it will be published and not to pre-sell copies, isn't it?

Now that you mention it, since we already announced [1] this translation
project one year ago, I even wonder if writing something about a book
that is not yet available is worth a word in the DPN again.



Index: dpn/en/current/index.wml
--- dpn/en/current/index.wml	(révision 2685)
+++ dpn/en/current/index.wml	(copie de travail)
@@ -30,17 +30,9 @@
 <p>Debian developers Raphaël Hertzog and Roland Mas want to translate their
 French Debian bestseller (<q>Cahier de l'Admin Debian</q>) into English and
-then publish it under a free license. To be able to spend the 6 months of
-work required to complete this project, they are pre-selling the book
-as part of a fundraising campaign. You can <a
-href="http://debian-handbook.info/go/ulule-debian/";>pledge some money and
-reserve your book</a>, which is available in different variants.
-Make sure to contribute to the liberation fund if you do so.</p>
+then publish it under a free license.
-<p>Note that about 12% of the money donated via the above link will be
-given back to the Debian project. So feel free to share the link.</p>
 <toc-add-entry name="python">Python 2.7 in <q>Wheezy</q></toc-add-entry>

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