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Re: Google ads on debian.org

Alexander Schmehl wrote:
> * Martin Schulze <joey@infodrom.org> [041214 10:31]:
> > How much money are we talking about anyway?  EUR 100 per month?  Something
> > like 20kEUR a year?  Or more?
> Does it make a difference?

If we need to pay for bandwidth, hosting and administration because the
server went commercial and the sponsors have to terminate their sponsoring
it does.  From EUR 100 per month not much can be paid, from >EUR 1000
the lack of sponsors could easier be compensated from the income.

If the price is that we'd lose 2-5 sponsors, they need to be replaced,
preferably by the income from the Google ad service.  Hence, the question
on the amount of income.

> The decision should be taken by the answers on two questions:
> 1. Does it go with our principles?
> 2. Does it add a benefit for our users?

  3. Does it add a benefit for our developers / project?

> As I stated previously, I tend to answer both questions with a "no".

I'll add a third one.



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