Re: Google ads on debian.org
Alexander Schmehl wrote:
> * Stephen Frost <firstname.lastname@example.org> [041213 18:53]:
> > > Maybe the next offer ist to place ads to the head or footer of each
> > > distributed mail on our list server?
> > And maybe we can consider each suggestion on a case-by-case basis and
> > make a decision on a case-by-case basis.
> Or maybe we should just draw a line and say: No ads.
> Well... currently I'm realy uncertain. On the one hand, I'm sure, that
> I won't like sponsored ads on debian pages. On the other hand, we
> allready do sponsored advertising, for example if we put sponsor logos
> on DVDs or flyers.
That's a different issue.
You can only compare this DVD/CD sponsoring with the site-sponsor-logo
on our web pages.
What you mention is a return for sponsoring this particular service
(hosting the mirror or paying for DVD/CD press or flyer printing).
Without this that service would not be possible.
The Debian project, however, is able to survive without plastering its
web page by third party adverts with at least partially questionable
Also, the CDs, Flyers, DVDs aren't authorised by the entire project but
only by a small group of less than a dozen Debian people. One could
stress this and say they are not a project asset. :)
Also, it's only the logo of the sponsor and not a link to a study that
explains why a proprietary os is much better and secure than our free
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