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Banners and alternatives to Slashdot

	On the other side, banners help to raise money. With this
money you can pay for a decent bandwitdh, for maintenance of the site, 
for adding more services. You can also pay to people making
significant contributions to the site. And you can let all the
documents generated be freely redistributable.


PS: The only alternative I see is an organization raising funds from
individuals interested in the idea, and people volunteering their
work... To some extent, using banners just raises funds from
individuals in an indirect way...

epsasnova writes:
 > The only problem I have with a site like this are the banner ads on the
 > side.  I understand that bills need to be paid, but I can only work on a
 > site that can operate without any sort of corporate/commercial support.
 > Yes, I know that sounds idealistic.
 > [...]
 > On Tue, 2 Feb 1999, Jesus M. Gonzalez wrote:
 > > [...]
 > > [please cc: me on any replies. I'm not subscribed to  debian-publicity]
 > > 
 > > I'm one of the guys trying to set up a new Web site for the free
 > > software community. Among the services we are planning, we have 
 > > OR News, which is focused on News about free software. The site is
 > > still under construction, and it has not been widely announced
 > > yet. But OR News has been running for almost a month now, so you can
 > > have a look at it: 
 > > 
 > > http://www.openresources.com/news/
 > > 
Jesus M. Gonzalez Barahona             | Departamento de Informatica
tel +3491 624 9458, fax +3491 624 9129 | Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
jgb@gsyc.inf.uc3m.es, jgb@computer.org | avd. Universidad, 30
Grupo de Sistemas y Comunicaciones     | 28911 Leganes, Spain

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