[Consortium] Funding option
Ivica Ico Bukvic
ico.bukvic at gmail.com
Sun Aug 6 19:15:58 EDT 2006
I know this has been a while, but this does seem like a reasonable idea.
What do we need to get this going? A paypal account? What else?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: consortium-bounces at lists.linuxaudio.org [mailto:consortium-
> bounces at lists.linuxaudio.org] On Behalf Of Dave Phillips
> Sent: Thursday, June 22, 2006 7:45 AM
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> Subject: Re: [Consortium] Funding option
> Patrick Shirkey wrote:
> > Hi,
> > One possible way of generating a small revenue stream which could be
> > used to support the consortium financially is to have google/yahoo ads
> > on the LAO websites.
> > Currently none of the websites hosted have them and it is obviously
> > not everyones first choice.
> > A few reasons I can think of for adding advertising to the site are:
> > - Constant stream of income
> > - The sites get heavy traffic so we would get high click through rates
> > and percentages
> > - It *could* make us look more professional to non-Libre initiated users
> > - If the sites make good money then it will be channeled back into the
> > consortium and associated projects
> > - Google has been supportive of LAD and open source through "Summer of
> > Code"
> > - We all use Google anyway so lets cash in like everyone else
> > Anyhow it is definitely a consortium decision as it will no doubt be
> > viewed negatively by a substantial number of LAD/LAU'ers.
> No objection here. I've recently considered adding Google ads on the
> soundapps site, though my inertia will probably kibosh that plan. :)
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