Re: Google ads on debian.org
On 2004-12-14 17:34:14 +0000 Stephen Frost <email@example.com> wrote:
* MJ Ray (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
It seems quite correct to me. Not-for-profit is not the same as
non-commercial, as you rightly state. However, the poster is
commerciality not not-for-profit status. I can quite understand that
people would not want to donate time towards a commercial enterprise.
See, this is what I disagree with, that Debian would be made a
'commercial enterprise' by having ads on it's website. Perhaps it's
just a language issue.
Yes, it probably is a language issue. You're discussing debian, I'm
discussing a web page. Personally, I don't see anything wrong with
commercial enterprise, but I know some people don't want to work for
free for one. If something is generating income directly, some feel
that their contributions should be rewarded.
[...] My point with this was to point
out that universities are commercial (they sell services) without
"evil for-profit companies".
Some universities are considered evil by many, investing and
participating in arms development.
I certainly didn't get the same impression as you about commerciality
being evil. Just that the poster didn't want to work for a commercial
web site just now. It's their choice and I don't think you should call
them sad for making it.
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