[ZWeb] "Zope Exits"
andrew at zope.com
Tue Aug 24 09:28:57 EDT 2004
Michael Haubenwallner wrote:
> Jens Vagelpohl wrote:
>>> Indeed, and the sole purpose of my original mail to zope-web was to
>>> elicit discussion, so, can anyone suggest a neutral set of guidelines
>>> for what sites should appear in Zope Exits?
>>> I'd suggest:
>>> Sites that are centered around supporting the Zope community and do
>>> not exist primarily to charge for services or content relating to the
>>> What do people think?
>> I sure don't agree with Chris very often, but in this case I'd like to
>> add a resounding...
>> The whole issue of "Why does commercial site X get free advertising
>> and my commercial site Y does not" is scary. Better to avoid it
> I agree with you. This should also be accepted policy for News Items ( i
> reject to publish news that contain direct advertising ) and other
> documents - there is a detailed explanation on
> http://www.zope.org/Help/ "What material is acceptable for Zope.org?"
> I could think of a "Zope Exits" page - where entries are collected and
> organized by subject and country.
> Else i would show links to Zope user groups and maybe mailing lists only.
While I strongly agree that zope.org should be centered around the
community, I sort of find it contradictory that being commercial would
exclude one from the inherent support zope.org might provide that entity
as it is indeed also part of the community. I do agree it is a slipery
slope, but a simple policy on how commercial sites are displayed would
suffice and solve it (i.e. not as a Zope Exit) - maybe adding a specific
commercial piece which highlights those companies successfully engaging
in business with Zope. The highlight of their success is important for
the community as well, IMNSHO. Approaching this without bias is the
key, and this already seems biased if you ask me.
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