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

Obey Arthur Liu arthur at
Sat Feb 20 07:40:29 UTC 2010

I think this is a really good idea and SPI should not have any trouble
fitting into the acceptation criteria.

On Sat, Feb 20, 2010 at 6:44 AM, Raphael Geissert <geissert at>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.
> 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).

Although familiarity from the non-profit side is a plus, the Google Grants
program will appoint someone knowledgeable with Adwords management to work
with us.

> Any project wishing to benefit from it would need to be very cooperative in
> multiple ways with the representative too.
> P.S. please don't send me a copy of your messages. I read the three CC'ed
> lists. And sorry for the cross-post.

> Cheers,
> --
> Raphael Geissert - Debian Developer
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