Re: Google ads on Gnome pages?
- From: karderio <karderio gmail com>
- To: Lars Clausen <lars raeder dk>
- Cc: gnome-web-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Google ads on Gnome pages?
- Date: Thu, 07 Dec 2006 18:00:11 +0100
On Fri, 2006-12-08 at 00:21 +0100, Lars Clausen wrote:
> Hi Gnome-webbers,
> I'm the current maintainer of Dia, and we just (yay!) moved our webpages
> over to live.gnome.org. During the process, somebody asked me why we
> didn't have Google ads on the Dia pages to get funding, and I could only
> say I hadn't thought of it and didn't know what the Gnome webpeople would
> think of it. So: What do you think of it? I don't know if this is
> unspoken heresy or just hasn't been brought up yet, but I didn't want to
> add them without asking you first.
I asked RMS about this the other day. One major concern he brought up
was that the ads could be for non-free software or for hardware that
doesn't support free software. I'm not sure how to avoid this.
As far as I can tell, apart from this, it is in accordance with the
"spirit" of GPL, as the FSF encourages selling free software if this can
help fund it's development.
I can't at all speak for the GNOME webpeople, what they permit on their
web-servers is up to them, I suppose.
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