[ZWeb] RE: Commercial Ads on Zope.org front page

Brian Lloyd brian at zope.com
Wed Aug 25 15:08:45 EDT 2004

> On Aug 25, 2004, at 2:31 PM, Brian Lloyd wrote:
> [Brian]
> > I was responding to Pauls assertion that:
> >
> >> Zope.org should not be used as a commercial vehicle for any company in
> >> the Zope universe.  The only exception should be a non-descript credit
> >> on the home page labeling ZC as the sponsor of Zope.org.
> >
> > I dont think I need to add anything to my previous response ;)
> [Paul]
> Sorry, I didn't intend my blanket statement to extend beyond the front 
> page and the navigation pages (and other common every-page boxes).  
> Re-reading it, I obviously said it wrong.
> Of course things like the ZSP page and the Zope Sites page can 
> highlight commercial successes.  However, this must be done fairly.  
> For example:
>    http://www.zope.org/Resources/ZopePowered/
> What is common about those first highlighted entries?  This wasn't 
> there on the previous zope.org.  This was done at some point during the 
> transition, and real human work was done to implement this policy.

That is correct, and the human was me. Otherwise, that page 
was totally broken and displayed a traceback. That is not meant 
to cast blame, but to answer your question. The current set of 
bubbas in charge of zope.org content are totally free to change 
that page. There is no policy, implicit or explicit, about that 
page. At the time of the transition, I wanted it to a) not show 
an error and b) reflect some positive zope-powered names in the 
least possible amount of time to get the site live. Period.

> [Paul]
> This is the same on the front page...the training spotlights are all, 
> if I understand correctly, commercially related in a certain way.  If 
> the policy is that any training company can get an announcement in 
> there, then that's a fair policy.

We have yet to deny anyone who's asked a listing there (and don't 
intend to), so I hope we can agree that the policy is fair.

Brian Lloyd        brian at zope.com
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