[ZWeb] "Zope Exits"

Jens Vagelpohl jens at dataflake.org
Tue Aug 24 14:39:56 EDT 2004

>>> I sure don't agree with Chris very often, but in this case I'd like 
>>> to add a resounding...
>>> +1
>>> 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 
>>> altogether.
>>> jens
>> +1
>> 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.

This thread started out about "Zope Exits", and that's what mine and 
Michael's replies deal with. Not with how to present commercial 
entities in general. There are already some good suggestions for that 
further into the thread.


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