[OSM-dev] Seperate Advertisements fom osm stuff please

Nick Hill nick at nickhill.co.uk
Tue Jan 16 23:30:29 GMT 2007

How much revenue do those ads actually draw?

Does most of the money come from donations?

Is it possible we could have more donations without the ads?

How could we use that space more effectively for OSM if it wasn't used for ads? 
Eg would the space be used for effectively with a call for donations (Like 

These are not rhetorical questions.

Frederik Ramm wrote:
> Hi,
> Joerg Ostertag (OSM Munich/Germany) wrote:
>> Can we PLEASE make really clear which is advertisement and what is OSM-stuff. 
>> I think, simply adding someting like
> Reminds me of how I recently drew ridicule from a colleague to whom I 
> preached about the benefits of having free and open map data. He said 
> that Google Maps was all he needed, and I was stupid enough to reply 
> something along the lines "and even if these commercial services are 
> free of charge, you always have nasty advertising" - prompting him to 
> point out the advertising on the OSM pages.
> Bye
> Frederik

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