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Re: Drop "Commercial Support" page from www/ ?

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_red-bean.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Oct 2009 13:56:05 -0400

Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com> writes:
> On Thu, 2009-10-15 at 11:36 -0500, Hyrum K. Wright wrote:
>> The subject pretty much says it all, but I propose removing the
>> commercial support page from s.t.o. Such groups are now pretty common
>> and giving preferential treatment to a small subset doesn't seem very
>> appropriate. $FAVORITE_SEARCH_ENGINE does a much better job of
>> helping people find commercial Subversion support than we could hope to.
>>
>> Thoughts?
>
> It seems an inappropriate page now to keep in our source tree: the
> developers are not the people best placed to maintain such a list. Much
> better on a Wiki or some such; might even be appropriate for a Wikipedia
> article, perhaps. But deleting it without first copying the content to
> such an on-line resource seems a bit of a disservice to the users. It
> would be good to have a suggested link in its place: "If you are looking
> for support services, we recommend you use your favourite search engine,
> or you could try the list at <URL>."

If we recommend a particular URL, that just gets us right back where we
started (unless we have some reason to believe that the way the list is
maintained at that URL is particularly fair-minded or something). I
think recommending a search is fine.

As one of the people on the current list, +1 on removing it :-).

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