[svlug] RE: advertising
ikluft at thunder.sbay.org
Tue Aug 21 16:13:02 PDT 2001
>From: Marc MERLIN <marc_news at valinux.com>
>On Tue, Aug 21, 2001 at 11:41:38AM -0700, George Bonser wrote:
>> I have two of them with Debian. One is a full 24 server box, the other has
>> 8 blades. So far everything has been very quiet with them ... they have
>> just been humming along. I guess I will be getting a third unit shortly.
>Of course, I would never buy anything from someone who does direct
>advertising of his company's products here, just like I'd never buy anything
>from any spammer.
But let's be fair. VA has gotten its share of advertising and discussion
on the SVLUG list, some from VA employees, some not. There have been times
that people jokingly called it "VA-LUG" with all the exposure VA got. But
of course VA earned that respect with active participation by it's employees,
providing prizes for drawings at the meetings, handing out cool T-shirts
with Linux slogans on them, arranging locations for installfests in prior
So we might encourage any manufacturers to support SVLUG, come to the
meetings, etc. (nudge nudge hint hint :-) But let's not compare them
with spammers when they mention a product that they ship with Linux. This
one even got an unsolicited testimonial from a long-time SVLUG member.
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