[Consortium] Funding option

Dave Phillips dlphillips at woh.rr.com
Thu Jun 22 07:44:44 EDT 2006

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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