New policy is not consensual
On Sat, 15 Oct 2011, Debian Wiki wrote:
> The "ProjectNews/Guidelines" page has been changed by David Prévot:
> The DPN don't relay “give me your money” initiative. <4E8E2AA9.email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> means that when writing about an ongoing discussion, both points of
> views should be reported.
> + == Policy ==
> + The ProjectNews do not inform about fund raising initiative. Once a year, mentioning the possibility to sponsor Debian (e.g. via its DebConf event) is acceptable (but not mandatory).
I'm afraid there was no consensus in this decision.
While I'm not a very regular contributor to the DPN, I am a regular
contributor of the publicity team. Jeremiah is like me IIRC and Alexander
Reshetov is a regular contributor to the DPN. At least we feel part of the
This kind of imposed-upon decision is highly annoying/demotivating (at
least for me) in particular when I tried to get some middle-ground that
could be accepted by all and that David has just simply ignored. He also
ignored my request to wait until we have the feedback of Alexander
Reichle-Schmehl who is the main contributor to the DPN.
I wonder what's the proper way to escalate this ?
Raphaël Hertzog ◈ Debian Developer
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