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Re: Enlarging the Debian Planetarium

On 08/08/13 11:17, Paul Wise wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 8, 2013 at 12:11 PM, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
>> The problem is not the "intention of acquiring new customers". It's fine
>> to do that for me...
> This is explicitly disallowed by the Debian machine usage policies:
> ] Don't use Debian Facilities for private financial gain or for
> commercial purposes, including consultancy...
> http://www.debian.org/devel/dmup

And yet, the Debian Facilities are used to deliver things like, for
example, a list of CD vendors which benefits both them and the project
despite being a commercial action that debatably* isn't an official duty
or function.

* - that seems to be a can of worms, so let's not open it because there
are many other examples of commerce in the project.

Actually, it would be nice if DMUP could be updated to reflect reality,
which is that a lot of DDs work for commercial organisations, it would
be interesting to know about that and sometimes help debian-supporting
commercial activities.  Anyone know why that "commercial purposes" ban
is in DMUP and why it's so broad?

I'd guess it may be due to servers hosted on education networks, but
ac.uk seem to have gone more commercial over time, so do any we use
still have such restrictions?

MJ Ray (slef), member of www.software.coop, a for-more-than-profit co-op
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