Loomio
Thu 15 Sep 2016

Revenue Generation Options

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Dennis Menezes Public Seen by 402

To include options to allow the host to generate revenue which could be used to offset the costs of hosting the server. Possible options like advertising, subscription service. This option will make it lucrative to host a server and thus promote multiple distributed instances to increase decentralization.

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goob Thu 15 Sep 2016

Any podmin can already customise their pod in whatever way they choose. I don't think it would be right to include advertising functionality into the core code base.

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RAM518 Thu 15 Sep 2016

I vote emphatically NO on this proposal. I would immediately abandon the D* project if pods start using advertising or charging subscription fees.

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Dennis Menezes Mon 26 Sep 2016

But obviously the maintainer of the POD needs to be able to offset the cost of hosting the instance isn't it. Not like you would do something for someone for free. And getting people to explicitly pay for a service is the hardest thing to do.

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RAM518 Mon 26 Sep 2016

I disagree. I run a pod for free. I don't want to see advertising on D*. I don't want D* to turn into a shitty version of Facebook. I will disconnect any pod that has advertising from federating to my pod.