Mozilla enabled ads in Firefox and they're active in Fedora

Nikos Roussos comzeradd at fedoraproject.org
Wed Nov 19 09:26:56 UTC 2014



On 11/19/2014 12:34 AM, Lars Seipel wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 18, 2014 at 11:15:33AM +0200, Nikos Roussos wrote:
>>> 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.
> 
> I disagree. Think about it: imagine I told you as a friend how I was at
> some pub yesterday and enthusiastically rave about how it was totally
> awesome and that you should go there, too. Now, in the one case I told
> you this because I'm honestly convinced that it would be fun for you to
> go there and that you'd like it. In the other case I did it because the
> owner paid me for it. Really no difference? I don't think so.

From Fedora perspective there is no difference. What if an upstream
doesn't have public financial records. How we would we know if it gets
paid for promoting 3rd parties? Investigate? This is paranoid and
ridiculous.

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