Flamewar ( was: Sponsoring FreeBSD)

Ruben de Groot mail25 at bzerk.org
Tue Jun 2 12:40:30 UTC 2009

On Thu, May 28, 2009 at 01:08:30AM +0200, Wojciech Puchar typed:
> >I still cannot understand why you - an active, experienced and
> >knowledgeable FBSD user - would want to scare off potential donors for the
> once again please reread that post. it wasn't even potential donor, but 
> potential advert buyer. But if i'm really wrong, i will mail him and say 
> that he can buy advert on FreeBSD webpage for 100$.

I just re-read it.

>>>1.         Monthly sponsoring of around 50 to 100 USD 

That's *monthly*. It's not insubstantial as you keep implying, and it even shows
commitment, not a one-time shot. Hardly spam in my book.

>>>What we ask for in return for our sponsorships is a short mentioning on the site somewhere with a link to our website. 

They don't want an advert but a link. That's what you get for 5000 USD/year on


So, instead of being pissed on, they might have been persuaded to pay a little 
more, get their link and help the project as a whole.

Missed opportunity.

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