[nycbug-talk] Off Topic: Website Link Exchange Question

Matt Juszczak matt at atopia.net
Fri Mar 21 17:50:06 EDT 2008

Hi all,

As many of you know, I run bsdjobs.net - years ago, I posted the idea on 
this list, and then when I launched the site last year, I alerted all of 
you that the site had been launched.  Since then, the site has been very 
successful in my opinion.

This morning, I received this email:

>> i just tripped over your site as i was doing some additional research
>> for my site. We've started a Unix, Linux and BSD recruiting service and
>> were curious, if we could somehow exchange links. I've seen you have a
>> small firefox image, maybe something simular, nothing big.
>> If you're asking yourself "Why should i link to a semi-commercial
>> company?"i'll pre-answer it for you:
>> We're trying to stay as "pure" and dedicated to the community (by
>> community i mean the whole open source community) as possible.

I'm a bit confused as to whether a "link exchange" like this would be 
beneficial to the concept and purpose of the site, or whether it would 
hurt it.

I'm leaning towards saying that the site is meant to allow recruiters/job 
seekers to be on equal ground in searching for candidates and jobs, 
respectively, and not honoring requests like this one.  In the past few 
months, I've gotten similar emails, and so I felt it was time to ask the 
opinion of nycbug.

Would any of you mind sharing your opinion on whether something like this 
would be a good idea?



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