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

From: "Dave Page" <dpage(at)vale-housing(dot)co(dot)uk>
To: "Neil Conway" <neilc(at)samurai(dot)com>
Cc: "Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)hub(dot)org>,<pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: New Portal in Place, DNS switched ...
Date: 2003-01-05 23:05:39
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Neil Conway [mailto:neilc(at)samurai(dot)com] 
> Sent: 05 January 2003 22:38
> To: Dave Page
> Cc: Marc G. Fournier; pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
> Subject: Re: [HACKERS] New Portal in Place, DNS switched ...
> 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.

Don't get me wrong, I personnally would prefer to remove them, however
unless we get suitable corporate sponsorship the servers still have to
be paid for somehow. Purely speculation, but I would guess that the ads
are not recouping all of the cash it costs to host the sites as
it is.

> In fact, there are several groups that provide free hosting 
> for OSS projects, without requiring them to display ads on 
> their webpages (e.g. SourceForge, Savannah, etc.)

You're surely not suggesting that the various servers and
everything they do could be moved onto free space supplied by
Sourceforge or similar? I don't think they'd want to host Gborg for us

Regards, Dave.


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