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Re: New Portal in Place, DNS switched ...

From: "Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)hub(dot)org>
To: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Neil Conway <neilc(at)samurai(dot)com>,Dave Page <dpage(at)vale-housing(dot)co(dot)uk>,"" <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: New Portal in Place, DNS switched ...
Date: 2003-01-06 02:45:07
Message-ID: 20030105224413.K43740@hub.org (view raw or flat)
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On Sun, 5 Jan 2003, Bruce Momjian wrote:

> Neil Conway wrote:
> > On Sun, 2003-01-05 at 17:15, Dave Page wrote:
> > > There were always ads there
> >
> > Yes -- but AFAIK there were in the process of being phased out
> > (furthermore, the old site only had ads on the initial mirror page,
> > whereas they are much more widespread on the new site).
> >
> > > they help pay for the boxes.
> >
> > Obviously, but it's VERY unprofessional for us to show ads to users on
> > our website. It goes without saying, but pretty much every other
> > non-trivial OSS project doesn't have ads on their main website.
> > Displaying ads makes us look more like a Geocities site than a
> > legitimate competitor to Oracle/DB2/etc.
>
> Ouch, Geocities.  That hurts.

And if you go visit a Geocities site, its not even a close analogy ...


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