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Re: [OT] Re: GNU/Debian Linux vs. facebook, Twitter and other proprietary social media

On Sun, 05 Feb 2012 13:02:35 +0000, Nuno Magalhães wrote:

> On Sun, Feb 5, 2012 at 12:27, Camaleón <noelamac@gmail.com> wrote:
>> And what's make you think open source projects cannot ask for money? I
>> see nothing wrong there. I prefer a company or a project is transparent
>> enough to say, "hey, we need $$$ to put this working" and ask for it.
> Diaspora started as a free-for-all, no $$$ attached. Either that or i
> read them wrong. Happens. That i later got an email saying We love you,
> please donate was rather sad. I never said it's wrong for open source
> projects to ask for money.

I can only tell what sources say: Diaspora* was released on November 2010 
after they collected 200,000 USD:


I also have seen Wikipedia founder showing on a big banner asking for 
money from time to time and I have no problem with that. I don't remember 
Wikipedia started by asking money to their users but now they do because 
they need it. That's fine.

>>> People who care about their privacy might most likely not care for
>>> social networks and be, instead, concerned if the login details of the
>>> café's website are sent encrypted or not.
>> There is nothing wrong in using social networking techniques to enhance
>> your business. They're an easy and free way of massively advertizing.
>> Securing the AP has nothing to do with this, you can care in both
>> things: marketing and technical stuff.
> Keyword: might. Also never said social media doesn't make good, cheap
> advertising.
> OP oughta focus on intended audience first, then he'll know which means
> to use.

Sure! I also agree that tecnical issues have to have preference over 
marketing but we are living hard days and everything, every little 
detail, it counts :-)



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