On 11/18/2014 02:55 PM, Benjamin Kreuter wrote:
On Tue, 2014-11-18 at 11:15 +0200, Nikos Roussos wrote:
>>> I'm talking about the "advertisement" part. Some people seem to
>>> bothered by this alone. Tiles feature indeed promotes some websites, but
>>> we already do that.
>> No, actually we don't. We promote websites because we honestly think
>> they're useful, not because we're paid to do so.
> That's irrelevant. Paid or not, promoting websites through tiles or
> gnome-shell is the same form of advertisement.
Money is not irrelevant. Paid advertising is how we wound up with
pop-ups, hover ads, etc. The question is whether or not we can trust
Mozilla to steer clear of such things. So far there seems to be no
reason to trust Mozilla -- the ads are opt-out, they only sometimes
respect DNT, and they are being pushed despite the backlash from
This is a moral judgment, so it's irrelevant for making a policy
decision (from Fedora's point of view). Money or not, we need a
consistent policy on advertisements for all upstream.