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

From: Blair Zajac <blair_at_orcaware.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Oct 2009 11:43:00 -0700

Karl Fogel wrote:
> 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 :-).

As one of the people on the list, I'm -0.5 on removing it :)


Received on 2009-10-16 20:43:24 CEST

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