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From Chip Childers <>
Subject Re: Weekly News Items?
Date Thu, 02 May 2013 17:29:54 GMT
On Thu, May 02, 2013 at 12:26:44PM -0500, Joe Brockmeier wrote:
> On Thu, May 2, 2013, at 12:18 PM, Chip Childers wrote:
> > IMO, if the costs for attendance were only to cover the cost of doing
> > the training, then I'd be fine.  I assume, however, that ShapeBlue is
> > hoping to make a little profit from the training.  (If I'm wrong,
> > correct me)  While I *love* that it's happening, and I hope that it goes
> > well, and frankly like companies in our ecosystem to be profitable...
> > the project itself should not be endorsing commercial ventures.
> > 
> > Comments / flames?
> Here's my thoughts: 
> - Linking to an event in the calendar isn't endorsing so much as
> informing people it's happening.
> - Historically, I've put talks, etc., that are tutorials on CloudStack
> in the events section even when they're part of an event that's paid.
> (e.g. OSCON) Those events are also for-profit, and the talks are of
> interest to our community. I see a subtle difference between "this talk
> is happening at OSCON" and "Acme Cloud Company is doing paid training,"
> but both situations are us pointing to a commercial venture. 
> I am OK with having a line between what's acceptable and not, so long as
> we're consistent and the line is logical. An open registration event for
> training (as opposed to an advertisement for in-house training that's
> not of general interest) seems OK *to me* but I'll go with whatever
> seems to be consensus. 

I was stating my personal opinion here...  so I'm also OK if we (1)
define how we want to proceed as a project and (2) are consistent in
application (as Joe suggested).

I'm not -1 on this, just -0.  Others can feel free to move this forward!

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