About Advertisements on the Kicksecure ™ Website
Readers may have noticed that each documentation chapter has several advertisements in the footer. To remove all doubt, advertisements do not:
- result in monetary compensation for the Kicksecure ™ project;
- influence the direction of Kicksecure ™ development; or
- lead to changes in Kicksecure ™ software or website choices (apart from the advertisement itself).
The present list of advertisements includes:
- Evolution Host: provides system administration advice for the
fosshost.orgis a non-profit organization that provides hosting services to the open source community.  Many projects benefit from their services including GNOME, KDE, Debian, and FSFE. Fosshost provides a stage server for Kicksecure ™ .
The past list of advertisements includes:
- Jobble: link exchange. It shows advertisements for Kicksecure ™ for related searches.
- Search engines (YaCy | Qwant | ecosia | MetaGer | peekier): This is a voluntary listing by Kicksecure ™ and no discussions have occurred with any of these services. Also see this forum post.
Any future changes will be documented on this page.
Guidelines for Advertising on kicksecure.com
- no targeted ads
- no tracking
- no spying
- no loading of web content from third party pages
- just text and images
- advertisements marked as advertisements
This is only a consideration for a hypothetical future situation. Example: a VPN provider would offer sponsorship if Kicksecure ™ would provide a wizard for easily setting up VPN [trial] accounts.
- non-default option
- non-persuasive option
- installing only Freedom Software by default (no non-Free, proprietary, nagware)
- transparency about the partnership
- maybe publishing scale of sponsorship (sum)
- sticking to fair, nuanced, intellectually honest option about pros and cons
- no marketing lies
- wizard for easily setting up [trial] accounts
- easily replaceable with other vendors
- Their website notes:
The project operates free hosting services for the open source community. The infrastructure is donated by our hosting sponsors and is managed by a group of highly talented volunteers.