Apologies for my delayed reply.
I appear to be a small minority in opposition to all advertising, so I will
concede to advertising being allowed on this list when it is infrequent and
done by established community members. Would one of the list admins be
willing to update the list description to reflect this?
Legoktm, regarding whether this is a community mailing list, I'm willing to
have a detailed discussion about the boundaries and overlaps of WMF and the
community, but that is a weighty topic and I think that with the
establishment of consensus regarding advertising policy on this list, we
should save the topic for another time. If you're interested in my views in
particular, I'd be happy to have a discussion off list.