We're excited to announce that AWS will be sponsoring Unix & Linux beginning September 27, 2021 through December 31, 2022. We wanted to give you a heads up and walk you through what it will look like.

How and where will the sponsorship be displayed?

The sponsorship will be shown in the top right header of the site in a manner that's similar to the mockup below:


What else changes?

Nothing! Quoting from the original MSE announcement on sponsorships:

First — sponsors do not own these Q&A sites. Sponsors work alongside our communities who ultimately build these sites. Communities ask the questions; communities create the tags; communities conduct elections as they do now, and we are not renaming our current sites like a garish sport stadium to the highest bidder. Any ads a sponsor submits still have go through our crazy-strict ad editorial process… as it has always been. Companies do not have access to personal data, and all Q&A content remains irrevocably licensed under Creative Commons for sharing and attribution.

Sponsorships are a tool that our clients can use to let folks who would be interested in their products know about them.

What if I think I've found a design glitch/bug?

If something looks off please report it as a bug. so we can investigate and squash it.

That's it. If you have any other questions or concerns please leave them as answers below.

Also, thank you. These types of partnerships help us bring more resources to our communities and they wouldn't be possible without the work you've put into making Unix & Linux successful.

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    We had the IBM sponsorship announcement in the past but the staff conveniently ignored some of the answers. The concerns raised there also apply to this.
    – Quasímodo
    Oct 6, 2021 at 0:36
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    Btw, for how much time they're sponsoring?
    – Pandya
    Oct 14, 2021 at 18:13
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    @Pandya it says "beginning September 27 through December 31"
    – Jeff Schaller Mod
    Oct 14, 2021 at 18:29
  • @maulinglawns I fail to understand the remark. Could you help me scross the street?
    – Philippos
    Oct 20, 2021 at 15:40
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    – anon
    Oct 25, 2021 at 18:52
  • Nice but I still wonder why going through Doubleclick is needed. It also seems likely to severely underperform and/or undercount clicks and interest from this site's audience, cf. plausible.io/blog/google-analytics-adblockers-missing-data
    – Nemo
    Dec 7, 2021 at 10:14
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    AWS extended its sponsorship to March 31. I've updated the post to reflect the new dates.
    – Rosie StaffMod
    Jan 18, 2022 at 14:42
  • AWS extended its sponsorship to April 30. I've updated the post to reflect the new dates.
    – JNat StaffMod
    Mar 29, 2022 at 19:56
  • AWS extended its sponsorship to June 30. I've updated the post to reflect the new dates.
    – Rosie StaffMod
    Apr 29, 2022 at 12:59
  • AWS extended its sponsorship to the end of the year. I've updated the post to reflect the new dates.
    – Rosie StaffMod
    Jun 22, 2022 at 13:55


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