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Re: Google ads on debian.org

* Alexander Schmehl (alexander@schmehl.info) wrote:
> * martin f krafft <madduck@debian.org> [041213 18:14]:
> > more money is always good.
> AFAIK Debian has more money, than we can (usefully) spend (at our
> current rate).  I think that was pointed out just a feek weeks ago in
> the "donate for e-Mail account" discussion.
> I startet to use Debian, because it was not commercial, it was entire
> free, and I'm afraid, this will be the first step in the wrong
> direction.  It will lower our principles, and it will become precedent
> case for our future doing.

This gloom-and-doom prediction is really getting old.  No, it wouldn't
become a precedent, no, it wouldn't lower our principles, no, it's not a
step towards making Debian no longer free.  It's a couple ads on our web
page to bring in a (probably small) revenue stream.  There are a number
of other open source and free software websites which do this, it's not
anything new and it certainly doesn't make you look like a commercial
website, if anything it makes you look like *less* commercial.


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