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Re: Google promotion should be removed

From: Ian B. Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 23 Dec 2001 09:10:46 -0500
Message-ID: <3C25E5E6.A68B3790@w3.org>
To: Paul Pedersen <pcp@post.harvard.edu>
CC: site-comments@w3.org
Paul Pedersen wrote:
> 
> ..>WHAT< is this Google promotion doing
> on the W3C front page?  Google is a private,
> for-profit organization.  I certainly would not
> expect to see the W3C providing promotions
> for private companies.  My company has paid
> $5,000 for membership in the W3C.  Can we
> have a promotion on your front page?
> Be assured that I will raise this issue as rapidly
> as possible to the highest possible level in the
> organization.

Paul,

Our search engine has been down for some time,
and we have received a number of complaints that 
finding information on the public Web site and mailing 
lists is difficult as a result. We are currently
investigating a solution that is more effective
than our previous search facility.

The Team decided that, until we have a long-term
solution in place, it is so important that people
be able to search the public Web site and mailing
list archives, that we are willing to live for 
a short time with the Google logo on the home page
(see part 3.3 of their terms and conditions [1]).

This situation is temporary.

Thank you,

 - Ian

[1] http://www.google.com/services/terms_free.html



 
> ...Paul Pedersen
> Cerisent Corporation
> CTO & cofounder

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