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Re: Google ads on debian.org

* Martin Schulze (joey@infodrom.org) wrote:
> Stephen Frost wrote:
> > > 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.
> I'm interested in the rationales basing your assertions.

Everyday observation of other projects which have done this.  Funny, do
you have examples of where the gloom-and-doom scenario has happened to
an open source project?


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