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[GNU/FSF Press] FSF welcomes AdBard network for free software advertisin

From: Peter Brown
Subject: [GNU/FSF Press] FSF welcomes AdBard network for free software advertising
Date: Tue, 02 Jun 2009 09:19:37 -0400
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    FSF welcomes AdBard network for free software advertising

BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Tuesday June 2, 2009 -- The Free Software
Foundation (FSF) today welcomed the launch of AdBard a new advertising
network for technology based websites based upon the promotion of Free,
Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS) friendly products and services.

The AdBard Network has been created by Tag1 Consulting to serve websites
dedicated to free software ideals, helping them connect with companies
selling products and services targeting a FLOSS audience. AdBard solves
the problem that more generic advertising has led to the display of
proprietary software products on sites that otherwise promote computer
user freedom.

"The Free Software Community now has an ethical alternative to ad
networks that promote proprietary software" said Peter Brown, Executive
Director of the Free Software Foundation. "This is a huge win for many
of the sites that serve our community. And we wish AdBard and the
websites that display AdBard adverts every success. We also hope this
will inspire other ad networks to adopt similar policies."

"AdBard is a great way for advertisers and publishers in the free
software community to come together and help grow the free software
services market." said Jeremy Andrew, CEO of Tag1.

The FSF receives no money from AdBard and has no financial interest in
Tag1 Consulting, but is making this announcement to help the
advertising-supported web sites in the free software community to stop
legitimizing proprietary software by advertising it.

Websites already using AdBard include,
http://Libre.FM and For a complete list visit

Advertisers can find out more by visiting

      About the Free Software Foundation

The Free Software Foundation, founded in 1985, is dedicated to promoting
computer users' right to use, study, copy, modify, and redistribute
computer programs. The FSF promotes the development and use of free (as
in freedom) software -- particularly the GNU operating system and its
GNU/Linux variants -- and free documentation for free software. The FSF
also helps to spread awareness of the ethical and political issues of
freedom in the use of software, and its Web sites, located at
and, are an important source of information about GNU/Linux.
Donations to support the FSF's work can be made at Its headquarters are in Boston, MA, USA.

      About Tag1 Consulting, Inc.

Tag1 Consulting, Inc. is a distinguished professional consulting company
headquartered in sunny Florida, with an international presence providing
computer consulting services worldwide. Tag1 focuses on performance and
scalability consulting of GNU/Linux and *BSD, using Apache, PHP, MySQL
and PostgreSQL, specializing on Drupal performance. For more information

      Media Contact

Matt Lee Campaigns Manager Free Software Foundation
PHONE +1 (617) 542 5942 x25 address@hidden


Peter T. Brown
Executive Director
Free Software Foundation

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