Since 1 week or so we have some advertising by PIA on the project home page. On mozilla.dev.apps.seamonkey someone named Al Berk (I never saw that name before) did a scream “Open Source spirit in danger” — I disagree with his concerns. The SeaMonkey project can’t survive with 20 active “work-horses”- and 100,000 penny-pinching spectators, every now and then the project needs some money. If Al Berk does not want sponsors, he (and others) will have to do sufficient donations.
In the above mentioned thread Philip Chee assured that they (council members?) “… checked PIA’s antecedents carefully before putting their sticky thumbprint on the agreement.”. I think that’s ok. But, of course, a note in the Project Blog would have been fine – it’s not too late.
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