[OSM-talk] advertising

Nick Black nickblack1 at gmail.com
Sat Jul 7 01:11:34 BST 2007

On 7/6/07, Andreas Putzo <lists at putzo.net> wrote:
> On Jul 06, David wrote:
> > On 7/6/07, Grant Slater <openstreetmap at firefishy.com> wrote:
> > > >
> > > Unless I am mistaken, the ads have already been removed.
> >
> > They are there at the moment. It appears a bit flaky though, sometimes
> > they don't appear to work for a while.
> >
> > If there are enough people that don't like the ads perhaps we could
> > pool funds and donate enough money to replace the funds the ads are
> > expected to generate. Surely with an alternative source for the money
> > the ads would be removed.
> I think the discussion the last few days already have shown that
> at least many people don't like these ads.

I think as many people have voiced their appoval of Mappam ads - its
just that they haven't threatened extreme measures if the ads are
removed.  Thats the beauty of mob rule - it doesnt rely on rational

 IMHO they should therefore
> be removed immediately until an acceptable solution is found.
> Money can't be an issue here. We need to raise funds anyway and there
> are lots of options to do so. Risking the good mood of the project or
> even a fork is not worth it.
> As a site note, mappam  already lists us as a partner. Why is
> this?
> - andreas
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Nick Black

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