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A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far way, someone said...

> On Mon, Jul 17, 2000 at 03:58:56AM -0500, Brian E. Ermovick wrote:
> > Why are these lists suddenly getting a lot of crap mail?
> > 
> > just curious...
> > 
> I was under the impression that one could advertise on the list for a
> donation (I forgot the exact price, something like $1000 American).
> I hope debian doesn't lose money by me saying this, but if someone
> does advertise, paying or not, all subscribers could add the address
> to procmail or whatever and send it to /dev/null.  Any further ads
> would then be useless.
> But I have not seen any ads except the few that have lately appeared.
> Anyone know the official policy on ads on the lists?

This is off http://www.debian.org/MailingLists/subscribe (down towards the

Mailing list advertising policy

This policy is intended to fight mailing-list "spamming". 

The Debian Linux mailing lists accept commercial advertising for payment.
We offer a fee waiver if you can show us the canceled check for a $1000
(U.S.) or more donation to "Software in the Public Interest" (SPI). One
donation per advertisement, please. If you don't wish to donate, simply
post your advertisement to the list, and the operator of the mailing lists
will bill you $1999 (U.S). The list operator will donate this amount,
minus the expense of collecting it, to SPI. Please note that the lists are
distributed automatically - messages are generally not read or checked in
any way before they are distributed.

By the act of posting your advertisement you agree to accept
responsibility for the fee, you agree to indemnify the mailing-list
operator against any legal claims from you or others in connection with
your advertisement, and you agree to pay any legal and business expenses
incurred in collecting late payment. Our liability to you is limited to a
good-faith effort to deliver your message.

Reduced rates and/or waiver of fee are available for Debian-related
advertisements. You must consult the mailing-list operator in advance of
posting for any reduction or fee waiver.

Phil Brutsche					pbrutsch@creighton.edu

"There are two things that are infinite; Human stupidity and the
universe. And I'm not sure about the universe." - Albert Einstien

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