About Advertisements on the Whonix ™ Website

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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 Whonix ™ project;
  • influence the direction of Whonix ™ development; or
  • lead to changes in Whonix ™ software or website choices (apart from the advertisement itself).

The present list of advertisements includes:

  • Evolution Host: provides system administration advice for the whonix.org website.
  • Fosshost: fosshost.org is a non-profit organization that provides hosting services to the open source community. [1] Many projects benefit from their services including GNOME, KDE, Debian, and FSFE. Fosshost provides a stage server for Kicksecure ™ .

Kicksecure ™

The past list of advertisements includes:

  • Jobble: link exchange. It shows advertisements for Whonix ™ for related searches.
  • Search engines (YaCy | Qwant | ecosia | MetaGer | peekier): This is a voluntary listing by Whonix ™ 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 whonix.org[edit]

  • no targeted ads
  • no tracking
  • no spying
  • no loading of web content from third party pages
  • just text and images
  • advertisements marked as advertisements
  • no JavaScript

Affiliate Policy[edit]

This is only a consideration for a hypothetical future situation. Example: a VPN provider would offer sponsorship if Whonix ™ would provide a wizard for easily setting up VPN [trial] accounts.

See Also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. 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.