[pmwiki-users] Google Analytics

Ben Wilson dausha at gmail.com
Thu Aug 24 19:04:25 CDT 2006

On 8/24/06, Allister Jenks <arj at zkarj.co.nz> wrote:
> And I am still not convinced that G.A. is 'commercial'.  You don't pay
> for it and they don't make any money from you.  Pretty soon PmWiki
> will be commercial by PM's own design.  What will you do then?  You
> won't be paying a license fee, perhaps, but you will most clearly be
> associated with a commercially licensed product.  Just like I am not
> paying Google, but use one of their free products.

I think the concern is that GA is essentially a marketing tool used by
one of the emerging monolythic web companies. I mean, they're touted
as the Microsoft killer. Although, "they" also said the New Kids on
the Block were the new Beatles. As a marketing tool, it eventually
feeds Google's machine. So, the anti-commercial side wants to keep the
software "real." :-)

Or, another way of looking at it, as a political critter, is that by
not supporting any one company in the core, PmWiki invites all to
participate. (Although, PHP is owned by Zend, IIRC.)

> I'm sorry, but this all sounds like politics to me still.  Politics in
> software is just as bad as 'commercialism' in my mind.
Ben Wilson
"All this worldly wisdom was once the unamiable heresy of some wise man." HDT

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