Commercial advertisments (signatures) in public announcements

Vlad Dascalu vladd at
Tue Jul 12 05:36:38 UTC 2005


I'm worried about using commercial advertisments in the signatures of 
our public official announcements and security advisories.

I've started this based on Mkanat's signature in the 2.18.3 
announcement, in which he advertises his company at the bottom of the 

I do think we should avoid this path. Rewarding Bugzilla contributions 
with the ability to promote your own company is a road that I'd like to 
avoid. But I'd thought I'd ask for feedback. :-)

It's "only" a signature, but, nonetheless, I do think that official 
Bugzilla announcements or other official emails, sent in the name of the 
Bugzilla team, should not promote a company or a service. We already 
have a page for those, where we list them, more or less equaly. I do 
remember the idea of Google Ads for financial support, but we even 
dropped that one.


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