[Consortium] Funding option
pshirkey at boosthardware.com
Mon Aug 7 04:30:11 EDT 2006
We don't need any bank account to get it started. Someone has to sign up
for a new account with the adwords system under the name of the
consortium. Then once it is accepted we just add the relevant code to
the various pages/sites in the LAO posse.
It takes about 10 minutes to sign up and a couple of days to be processed.
Ivica Ico Bukvic wrote:
> 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
>> To: consortium at lists.linuxaudio.org
>> Subject: Re: [Consortium] Funding option
>> Patrick Shirkey wrote:
>>> 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
>>> - 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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