Originally Posted by kalniel
Do these really not exist in your country? They are organisations that are designed to carry out a purpose without (financial) profit making factoring into decisions.
The word profit has a different meaning in that context than it's use in a 'not-for-profit organisation' as I spoke of. The latter is talking about financial profit - an actual entity - a profit, the former is using profit as a word for any positive benefit, ie you profit from something. The two aren't interchangeable.
You didn't provide any context to your statement "their speech is not regulated" so assumed there was no specific context. In that situation it's true - developers have just as much regulation in speech as we do.
If you're talking about advertising, then they have exactly the same regulation in advertising as we do, that is, determined by the laws of the land in which they are advertising. In the UK that's regulated by various bodies, of which the ASA is the first call of action in the case of media advertising. This thread is talking about the ASA, therefore I presume we are talking about the advertising that the ASA covers. If you're talking about other forms of marketing such as development blogs etc. then the ASA don't cover that, so it's irrelevant to a discussion about the ASA (not to say it's not an interesting topic in and of itself - it is).