[OSM-dev] Seperate Advertisements fom osm stuff please
80n80n at gmail.com
Wed Jan 17 00:14:14 GMT 2007
Approximate revenue split:
Google = 0%
Storage Depot = 40%
Misc=10% (Amazon, etc)
IMHO Google are doing themselves no favours if they don't exercise any
quality control over their advertisers.
On 1/16/07, Nick Hill <nick at nickhill.co.uk> wrote:
> 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
> 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
> >> 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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