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Re: Google ads on debian.org

On Mon, 13 Dec 2004 22:31:57 -0500, Stephen Frost <sfrost@snowman.net> said: 

> * Joey Hess (joeyh@debian.org) wrote:
>> Frank Lichtenheld wrote:
>> > On Mon, Dec 13, 2004 at 06:35:15PM +0100, Martin Schulze wrote:
>> > > I object.  Not by any price we have to pay (and turning
>> > > www.debian.org into a commercial page *is* a high price, which
>> > > could also result in losing some of our sponsors who provide a
>> > > mirror of the pages)
>> > 
>> > Yeah, I think this are two important concerns: The legal
>> > implications and the consequences for mirroring the site.
>> Let me add one more: Some authors of content on the web site may
>> not want to continue to work on a web site that contains ads. (I
>> don't, for example.)

> Funny, but you're happy to contribute to a distribution which is
> packaged up and sold on store shelves by for-profit organizations?
> Which also include some advertising sometimes too I believe?

	I would object to Debian itself selling copies of the CD's, or
 requiring payment for access to jigdo files or the archive, or a
 pay-per-bug option too.

	Wehn you bring money into the equation, then motivations
 change. The bar for NM would go up, if there was any kind of profit
 sharing ever.

	Not a good idea, this.

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