[Mailman-Users] list sponsorships

Richard Shetron guest2 at sgeinc.com
Mon May 15 17:17:09 EDT 2017

What I've always done is offered special pricing, usually at least 50% 
off for charitable 503(c) and other 'public service' type groups.  It 
more depended on the resources they required and the amount of hand holding.

On 5/15/17 3:13 PM, Chip Davis wrote:
> All of the Mailman lists I host/admin are provided free of charge, as a 
> value-add to the members of various non-profit groups.  Insofar as the 
> actual costs of providing a discussion or announcement list are hard to 
> tease out, the best I could do would be to apportion the total costs of 
> the servers they are on across all the other services I get. The income 
> would be nice to offset my expenses but administering it would be nearly 
> as great as that of adminning the lists themselves. So I treat it as my 
> contribution to good causes.
> Also, I have a philosophical/ethical problem with charging for simply 
> providing a FOSS service.  I know it's allowed but still...

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