[OSM-talk] ads removed

Lester Caine lester at lsces.co.uk
Fri Jul 6 15:53:03 BST 2007

Steve Coast wrote:

> I'm not doing this because it's really the right thing to do from a  
> scientific perspective, that is, do they have a good cost/benefit  
> ratio? As they haven't had the time to see. Instead, it's basically  
> because of the opinions expressed here.

Having lived through yahoo taking over egroups and the exponential rise in 
advertising until yahoo listened to the complaints, I think people get very 
concerned when 'free' projects start opening doors. Raising money to support 
the project is not necessarily a bad idea - I just think that it was done the 
wrong way and that a little more open discussion would have been appreciated. 
It is probably impossible for a takeover of the project like the egroups one, 
but creating a system where a take over would be attractive ..........

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