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On 4/26/11 6:10 PM, Larry Gusaas wrote:

Including ads for companies selling Microsoft Office. I find that

I think exactly the opposite. Given the way the ads are placed, the fact that there are ads of companies selling MS Office qualifies the visitors of the web site as a proper target for office suites.

I think we have already discussed about the fact that we are not against Microsoft, although we don't like the way that the company behaves and makes business.

We are not fighting a war against Microsoft. We respect them, although we understand that the relationship with them is asymmetrical, as they want to get us out of the market.

I would also like to express my personal view about advertising, which is not negative at all. I have even read somewhere (I don't remember if it was in this thread) that advertising is against the principles of free software.

I personally don't like forums, because I prefer to concentrate my interactions via email, but I do respect the people who like forums, and I don't think that Google Text Ads are a problem (even if they advertise MS Office, as I think that I can judge by myself and I wouldn't want to limit the freedom of other people banning advertising because there might be MS Office ads).

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