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Re: revenue sharing agreement with DuckDuckGo

On Tue, Mar 27, 2012 at 12:16:52PM +0200, Steffen Möller wrote:
> On 03/27/2012 10:39 AM, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> > On 12-03-27 at 10:26am, Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:
> >> Dear Project Members,
> >>   thanks to the introductions by Mike Hommey, as Iceweasel maintainer,
> >> I've been approached by a representative of the DuckDuckGo (DDG) search
> >> engine [1] about a revenue sharing agreement among them and the Debian
> >> Project.
> >>
> >> [1] https://duckduckgo.com/
> [..]
> >> I welcome feedback on this matter,
> > Sorry if it is just me: What is our end of the agreement - apart from 
> > being ok accepting money from them?
> >
> > Thanks for your work on this,
> For the sake of consistency Iit may be preferable to work towards having
> them listed as a partner and they just donate and announce whatever they
> want to donate.
> But I truly wish we'd have several of such sites through which Debian
> gets some money. This could be the typical online bookshop or anything
> else like me getting tires for my car. The problem I see is with a
> competition with upstream. If we  in any way lower the impact firefox
> has for google, then this has a direct effect not only on firefox but
> also on our relation with them and other upstreams.

Ubuntu has a much bigger impact, and that didn't prevent them to do that:


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