On 04/22/2012 04:34 AM, Patrick Shirkey wrote:
again: it is not advertising. We do link to sites that support the cause
- and usually do so using which - to some extend -
defeats SEO. we're also free to remove the links if we wish to do so.
Certainly it's not a black/white issue. The boundary between
referencing, thanking and advertising is a gray area.
We try hard to maintain a reasonable approach. e.g. avoid user-tracking,
don't agree to any obligations, maintain freedom about content and links
to 3rd parties that we post and apply common-sense instead of hard policy.
>>> If anything
FWIW, the conference site in question is _not_ hosted on linuxaudio.org.
we do link and proxy-redirect to the site which is hosted at TU-Berlin.
we do keep a mirror of it - just in case - because we deem the content
(papers, proceedings) valuable.
>> Anyway why is this bad? It's good to know the POV of others - especially
No, the TU-Berlin has taken funds. linuxaudio.org offered free-hosting
for the event.