Sponsoring FreeBSD

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at freebsd.org
Thu May 28 10:19:29 UTC 2009

On Thu, 28 May 2009 11:12:16 +0200 (CEST), Wojciech Puchar <wojtek at wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl> wrote:
>> 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?

Dunno, I saw too many messages in the thread to remember if there *was*
anything wrong.  I'm not saying that there was something wrong with what
you wrote.  I just liked what Boris (bsam) replied to the OP's message.

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