On Fri, Sep 23, 2011 at 8:36 PM, Jack Repenning
> On Sep 23, 2011, at 3:21 PM, Neil Sandford wrote:
> If Tigris is hosting the offending page then I say you have a duty of care.
> If you say that responsibility for the page content lies with the
> Tortoisesvn team then it is them who have a duty of care and you should turn
> the page off until they respond to the breach.
> I hear what you're saying. We don't actually host the ads, though: they're
> Google Ads, Google picks 'em. We, including TSVN, merely make a space
> As Tigris admin, I have no voice with Google; that's a contract between
> TortoiseSVN and Google. As hosting provider, Tigris is only a "common
> carrier," and while I sympathize with your pain, Tigris has neither the
> authority nor the responsibility over these ads.
FWIW, I do not recall ever seeing Google ads that included graphics
and I think Google is pretty good at policing malware that comes
through their ads. If the TortoiseSVN project limited themselves to
Google ads, there probably would not be an issue.
I think Neil has a point, in that we have looked the other way and let
TortoiseSVN continue to place these ads on their pages. Obviously as
one of the most popular projects on tigris we have probably given them
more leeway than we might have some other project that did the same
thing. I do not think we can possibly police all the projects on
tigris to make sure they do not have ads like these on their pages,
but once brought to our attention we can do something about it.
I do not know how much revenue these ads bring the project, so I do
not know if they are willing to remove the ads or not. If they are
not, then maybe it is time we just stop hosting it. They have already
moved most of the project off tigris anyway, so we could probably
offer to put a redirect in place that sends users to
http://tortoisesvn.net or whereever they choose. My preference would
be for them to remove the ads, or at least limit them to safer ads and
keep their presence on tigris.
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Received on 2011-09-25 00:24:55 CEST