[Consortium] Funding option
dlphillips at woh.rr.com
Thu Jun 22 07:44:44 EDT 2006
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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