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From "Gavin" <ga...@16degrees.com.au>
Subject RE: Incorrect use of "Sponsor".
Date Sun, 05 Jul 2009 11:38:16 GMT


> -----Original Message-----
> From: J Aaron Farr [mailto:farra@apache.org]
> Sent: Sunday, 5 July 2009 9:03 PM
> To: general@incubator.apache.org
> Subject: Re: Incorrect use of "Sponsor".
> 
> On Sun 05 Jul 2009 02:36, "Gavin" <gavin@16degrees.com.au> wrote:
> 
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: Bob Schellink [mailto:sabob1@gmail.com]
> >> Sent: Sunday, 5 July 2009 12:13 AM
> >> To: general@incubator.apache.org
> >> Subject: Re: Incorrect use of "Sponsor".
> >>
> >> Thanks for the clarification Niclas. I'll update the site.
> >
> > However, you are allowed to have them on the page, just with a 'thanks
> to
> > ...' , be sure that any external links like these use the 'nofollow'
> > attribute as specified by the PRC (so as to not water down the value of
> the
> > main ASF thanks page.)
> 
> We put `nofollow` on the Bronze level sponsors and that was to stop the
> sponsorship program from turning into a spam-ridden link farm.  I don't
> recall the PRC requiring other links to use nofollow, but perhaps I
> missed it.  Lots of projects have lists of companies which provide
> commercial support or "powered by" sites.

Yes you missed it then, Jim mailed it to all PMCs some time ago.

Gav...

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