[drupal-devel] some drupal stats

Boris Mann borismann at gmail.com
Thu Mar 31 22:21:52 UTC 2005

On Thu, 31 Mar 2005 16:26:55 -0500, Morbus Iff <morbus at disobey.com> wrote:
> > I don't have the details at hand here so I'd rather bring it up when I'm
> > back in Belgium.  Unfortunately, I guess that is too late now.

Sorry, Dries. I just felt this was the right time to keep moving this forward.

> I think that's a whooole different approach than the Wordpress issue.
> Wordpress was doing it "secretly", and in a pretty borderline-ish way (I,
> personally, think that this is bad, very bad, and don't agree with ANYONE
> supporting this approach).

And, it was (IMHO) misusing the wordpress.org domain.

>    a) clearly defaults to "off".

>    b) clearly admitted it'd help Drupal make money to offset costs
Yes, but it doesn't matter (see explanation)

>    c) offered the user a chance to use their ID instead of Drupal's

Let me outline it as I understand it (again, sorry Dries -- I know
you've been busy and probably didn't have time to move this forward):
* Google would like Drupal to include an AdSense.module with the
drupal distribution
* of course, you would input your AdSense ID into this module
* if a user did not have an AdSense ID, they would go sign up for an account
* Google would pay Drupal.org $25US for every user that signed up for an ID

There is nothing here about using a "Drupal" account to flow payments
to, although that could be an option.

I think it would be a fantastic, win-win option -- lots of people that
run Drupal sites struggle with enabling AdSense. Those that don't want
to use it, don't have to.

Boris Mann

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