Forum OpenACS Development: google ads in openacs.org?
I am not usre if this has been discussed earlier, but id did not see it.
Why don't we have ads in this website?. The revenues from it could be used to provide awards, or help people go to the annual meetings, etc.
I have talked with friends who have a constant income based on this...
I think the problem is that Caroline put two issues together.
Issue 1 is should we put Google ads in openacs.org
Issue 2 is how do we spend the money. Caroline's proposal was to use it for buying more ads, but there isn't much agreement on that.
If we do 1, then we can see ho wto use the money. I doubt it will be that much, but it might be enough for things mentioned earlier.
Why not offer a VM based OACS lite hosted edition based on Dotfolio and feedreader. That might make an interesting candidate for new users to get a feeling, just like Philip had "Remind me and Wimpypoint" way back then. We've got plenty of web 2.0 tricks available to offer something interesting.
With this as entrypoint, on a seperate domain name, we could create an interesting ramp up for more advanced features. At least it lowers the entry barier, and takes away the heat of the background development issues. Advertising and hanging out dirty laundry are bad bedmates.
Just a thought.
Regarding what to do with the money is a different issue. I would love to use the money to set out bounties or offer a reverse auctioning system like rentacoder has (the one who says he will do the job for the lowest price gets the contract). We have so many places in OpenACS where work is needed but noone from the main developers has any motivation to do something about it or we will not find any client who is willing to pay the rates of core developers to do the tedious work.
has google ads related to opeancs/dotlrn.
If that site can benefit with our content, why cant openacs.org?
I'm not talking about buying ads...