Free ads for SPI-supported projects (was: Re: Google AdSense for Debian)

Jonathan McDowell noodles at
Wed Mar 10 21:22:13 UTC 2010

On Fri, Feb 19, 2010 at 11:44:07PM -0600, Raphael Geissert wrote:
> Martin Michlmayr wrote:
> > 
> > Google has a Grants program in which they give some free advertising
> > to some projects:
> > 
> > This might be something for Debian to pursue.
> I proposed to do that via SPI (Debian doesn't exist as a non-profit
> organisation on its own) so that supported projects could benefit from
> the grant (if it was approved), Debian included.
> I was asked to bring this up on the SPI general mailing list, but due
> to time restrictions I wasn't able to.
> On my original proposal I offered my time and help either to be the
> representative or help whoever was appointed as such, but as it is
> obvious this is no longer the case.
> So here I am, sending a copy to the SPI general mailing list so that
> others can comment on whether they think their projects would be
> interested in having such a grant via SPI.

I know Yafaray have expressed interest in using this if it was
available. I personally don't have any knowledge of the Adwords system,
but I'd be glad to see any SPI contributing member who did and who had
time to devote to this step forward and offer to be our representative.

> Whoever is appointed as representative needs to be familiar with the
> Adwords system and be able to get statistics from the advertised
> projects' websites, to properly monitor the results of the ads
> (especially for the report that needs to be sent back to Google).
> Any project wishing to benefit from it would need to be very
> cooperative in multiple ways with the representative too.


I don't sleep, I dream.

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