[development] Logging of IRC Channels?

Gerhard Killesreiter gerhard at killesreiter.de
Mon Oct 9 12:48:47 UTC 2006

Dries Buytaert wrote:
> On 09 Oct 2006, at 13:39, Karoly Negyesi wrote:
>>> Can we remove the ban on "talk of consultancy fees" as well?
>> No. 
>> http://lists.drupal.org/pipermail/consulting/2006-March/000598.html , 
>> see I don't understand the "Pricing" issue?  Note that I am not a US 
>> lawyer and I am not willing to even discuss this, and if I err here 
>> then I rather err on the safe side. Use private messages to talk about 
>> fees.
> If companies want to exchange this information in public channels then 
> that is _their_ business -- even if it is an illegal one.  It is not our 
> task to control or protect them or to make sure they abide to (American) 
> law.  Racism is not allowed either -- should we put that in the channel 
> topic too?  Please, let's get rid of these silly rules.

The theory is that by discussing pricing in #drupal any US citizen (even 
if not participating) would somehow be magically tainted and fall prey 
to the local anti trust laws.

Of course I a) don't subscribe to this point of view, b) don't care at 
all, and c) like the idea to remove the silly notice.


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