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From: Corey Shields <cshields@g.o>
Subject: Re: Advertisement requests
Date: Sun, 22 May 2005 09:12:48 -0700
On Sunday 22 May 2005 04:52 am, Sven Vermeulen wrote:
<snip>
> My personal opinion has always been to decrease the advertisements on the
> Gentoo website itself and make the Sponsors [1] page more accurate with the
> current sponsoring (the page is currently a bit outdated).

I agree..  I've said for quite a while now that we should a) take away the 
text under the ads, since for the most part it just reiterates what the ads 
say, and b) figure out a way to randomly rotate their order...   While I 
don't mind the ads, I think fewer is better than more..

> To facilitate the maintenance of the Sponsors page I have started
> documenting the current sponsoring (who sponsors what). Based on this
> (hopefully to become) complete information I would draft a guideline what
> we see as a Sponsor.

Sweet!  When you get around to the OSL part, can you change the logo to:

http://osuosl.org/about/copy_of_logos/osl_logo/variant/medium

> Others would be then called "Contributors". Currently contributors are not
> shown on the Gentoo website since many contributions happen through PayPal
> donations. Would it be feasible to have all PayPal contributions (and
> others) listed automatically somewhere (like in KDE's donations page [2])?

I like the idea, but it could get tricky.. First of all I wouldn't want to 
post anyone's name without their prior permission, some people might not want 
to be listed to avoid other people/projects taking the list and begging them 
for donations.  (the guy who donated $1,000 needs a freakin GWN article)  :)

> If so, we might want to put up such a "Contributions" page on which not
> only PayPal contributions but also other, non-Sponsoring contributions are
> listed.
>
> In short, my questions are:
> - Do we find it feasible to have a contributions page?

well, I guess I am still a bit confused as to where the line is drawn between 
sponsor and contributor.

> - Should be decrease (or even nullify) the advertisements on the Gentoo
>   website (and therefore denying all advertisement requests)?

I don't know what our unofficial agreements are with these groups, but I think 
some of them are giving us hosting in return for the adspace.  Lance has been 
working with some of them lately, I'll let him answer that.

Cheers!
-- 
Corey Shields
Gentoo Linux Infrastructure Team and Devrel Team
Gentoo Foundation Board of Trustees
http://www.gentoo.org/~cshields
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