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Matthew Guthaus

07/07/2021, 12:36 PM
I think that we should have a policy of no "for pay" classes (or other for profit things?) in this channel. What is the policy or who decides?
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Tim Edwards

07/07/2021, 1:16 PM
Well, SkyWater is a for-profit organization, as is Google, and efabless. . . the ChipIgnite program is for-profit. We have to make a living somehow. I think the "sky130" channel is a reasonable catch-all for everything.
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Matthew Guthaus

07/07/2021, 3:12 PM
Can I sell my essential oils? 😂
Seriously though, I think the issue is that slack isn't meant for this type of forum. You can't block people or topics.
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Tim Edwards

07/07/2021, 3:14 PM
Well, the VSD workshops are based on the SkyWater PDK, so I would consider them relevant.
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Matthew Guthaus

07/07/2021, 3:15 PM
And the difference is, while those may be for profit, they aren't advertising here
At least he isn't tagging the channel anymore...
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Tim Edwards

07/07/2021, 3:18 PM
Maybe one problem is that "sky130" is just too broad a topic. There is a #courses channel, but nobody is using it.
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Matthew Guthaus

07/07/2021, 3:35 PM
I may be in the minority too and I'm fine if most others disagree. It isn't a big deal right now
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Borivoje Nikolic

07/07/2021, 3:36 PM
I would agree with @Matthew Guthaus that ads for courses should get a separate channel
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Christoph Maier

07/07/2021, 4:23 PM
I'm having the "for-profit" [Official Academic Credit] headache with the neuromorphs in Virtual Telluride at the moment ... As for what's going on here, which looks like the most promising alternative, I think that all sources [Freudian typo, I mean:] courses, for-profit or not-so-much-for-profit, are helping. So, to address the concern, I think that all courses should be advertised, here and in other places, but they should be explicitly labeled as for-profit or free. S[n]ide remark: Organizations like udacity have for-profit and free options for identical courses. The difference is only the Official Credit conferred to the students that they may then show other credit rating agencies, like a commercial entreprise or an Institution of Higher Academic Learning (whether universities are first and foremost credit rating agencies nowadays is a discussion I'd like to have one of these days with Gert Cauwenberghs and the first and best PhD out of his lab).
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J. Scott Elder

07/07/2021, 8:00 PM
This is a violation of Slacks's Terms of Service: https://slack.com/acceptable-use-policy
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Matthew Guthaus

07/07/2021, 8:52 PM
Interesting: • send unsolicited communications, promotions or advertisements, or spam; • place any advertisements within a Slack client;
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Tim Edwards

07/07/2021, 9:16 PM
There is, I'm sure, some legal wiggle room in the language, but on the face of it, I'd agree that it prohibits any kind of advertising.
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Jean

07/09/2021, 2:00 PM
Ok, so that's clear. Stop the spamming.