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
The past list of advertisements includes:
fosshost.orgwas a non-profit organization that provided hosting services to the open source community. Fosshost provided a stage server for Kicksecure ™.
- 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
- 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 Whonix ™ 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