July 9, 2002
Would an Ad-Sponsored OS/desktop work for Open Source software?
Gentu writes: "OSNews runs a quick blurb and poll on the idea of an ad-sponsored OS or desktop. What is interesting is that the answer is a bit hard, as embarassing commercialism is against the OSS's freedom, while on the other hand, it is a handy and easy way to get funding for your favorite open source project. Which is more important? The software itself and how we can continue evolving it by any legal means, or the license and philosophy behind that very software?"
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