manufacturer posting (was: Re: [Tig] Spirit Shutdown)
Fri Oct 12 19:29:53 BST 2001
On Fri, Oct 12, 2001 at 10:38:39AM -0700, Emory Cohen wrote:
> I believe there are several people from Thompson who read the Tig.
> Is there any Tig "regulation" which would prohibit a manufacturer from
> responding to this sort of inquiry? If not, something from those who
> make the Spirit would be appreciated.
No there is no rule against a manufacturer participating in the tig with
posting information in repsonse to a specific query such as the one below.
The response is in fact welcome. However, the line is drawn between
solicited and unsolicited: unsolicited information is usually
marketing-driven, and some solicited information can be construed as
marketing-- it's sort of a case of, you know it when you see it.
It gets tricky sometimes, apologies for that, but if anyone is unsure
if their prospective posting is "marketing", **please send it to me first
personally** and don't post to the main TIG. I try to be fair.
There is a place for unsolicited product information, announcements, or
messages that could be construed as marketing: tig-announce at tig.alegria.com.
And of course there could never be any restriction to a manufacturer
responding to a question directly to the questioner, outside of the TIG.
Think of the main TIG mailinglist as a large conference at SMPTE or NAB
where the current speaker corresponds to the current message. Or better
yet parallel conferences in rooms devoted to particular subjects.
Rob Lingelbach http://www.alegria.com
System Administrator rob at film.calarts.edu
Computer Animation Lab rob at alegria.com
California Institute of the Arts
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