Vendors spamming NANOG attendees

Jon Lewis jlewis at
Wed Jun 14 21:04:07 CST 2017

On Wed, 14 Jun 2017, Dave Temkin wrote:

> This is highly inaccurate. The PC and Board have done everything in our
> power to keep sponsorship out of the program. Yes, Beer & Gear looks like a
> NASCAR race, but that helps fund not only the program, but the numerous
> other outreach programs that NANOG has undertaken.
> Sponsors who have stepped on the rules have had their sponsorship rights
> revoked - temporarily, and in egregious cases, permanently. We (the NANOG
> organization) take this incredibly seriously.
> While it's hard to solve for the exact case above (scraping registrant
> lists and then comparing to CRM to glean contact info) we absolutely do
> aggressively pursue any abuse of NANOG's attendee information, trademarks,
> and mailing list.

Is it too simple a solution to post a warning on the page above the 
Attendee List saying something along the lines of "scraping the Attendee 
List for marketing purposes is forbidden, will result in public shaming, 
and may cause some attendees to completely boycott your company." ?

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