Sponsoring FreeBSD

Wojciech Puchar wojtek at wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl
Thu May 28 09:50:07 UTC 2009

> FreeBSD developers know enough to avoid speaking 'on behalf' of anyone,
> unless they are explicitly asked to do so and it makes sense.  We usually
> just point the users gently towards an appropriate resource: a webpage, a
> mailing list, or a team of more knowledgeable folks, etc.
> Boris did the right thing IMO by pointing at the donations pages.  Two of

Exactly. but it for sure wasn't what original "sponsoring offer wanted". 
He wanted banner/logo advert on mine webpage.

> a) We generally accept all donations, regardless of how small they are.
>   Even donations of a single RAM chip for nearly obsolete platforms are
>   welcome and we try to find someone who will make good use of it.

But you don't put advert for this. As you said - there is separate webpage 
for listing sponsors, and that's excellent.

> b) The donations team acts as a gateway for incoming stuff, and they have
>   enough experience to discern genuine offers for a donation from spammy
>   "please link to my personal web site and I will make you rich" scamming
>   schemes.

So what's wrong with my answer for such spammy offer?

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