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On Sunday 22 May 2005 04:52 am, Sven Vermeulen wrote:
> My personal opinion has always been to decrease the advertisements on the
> Gentoo website itself and make the Sponsors  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 current sponsoring (the page is currently a bit outdated).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:
> 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 )?
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
> 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.
Gentoo Linux Infrastructure Team and Devrel Team
Gentoo Foundation Board of Trustees
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