Why is there an off-topic add at the top of each imagemagick.org page?

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Why is there an off-topic add at the top of each imagemagick.org page?

Post by Jean-Pierre Coulon » 2017-02-27T11:16:24-07:00

Is imagemagick really free or sort of semi-free? :-)

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Re: Why is there an off-topic add at the top of each imagemagick.org page?

Post by fmw42 » 2017-02-27T11:21:51-07:00

What do you mean by "add"? Do you mean "ad" as in advertising?

Imagemagick is totally free. It does not cost you anything. And you are free to do with its use as you want.

I think advertising helps pay for hosting the web site.

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Post by Jean-Pierre Coulon » 2017-02-27T11:43:51-07:00

fmw42 wrote:
2017-02-27T11:21:51-07:00
What do you mean by "add"? Do you mean "ad" as in advertising?
Yes. Perhaps "banner" is better. At present it fills the space between "ImageMagick Convert, Edit, or Compose Bitmap Images" and Quick links, FAQ at the top of this forum page.

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Post by snibgo » 2017-02-27T11:58:24-07:00

I used to get those banners, but not any more. I don't know why, perhaps an adblock setting or something.

As Fred says, I guess it is advertising to help with costs. Yes, the software is free.
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Re: Why is there an off-topic add at the top of each imagemagick.org page?

Post by glennrp » 2017-06-10T09:00:31-07:00

I see them if I visit as guest but not while logged in. Lately the ad has contained a huge green DOWNLOAD button which installs some sort of crapware, not ImageMagick.

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Post by Jean-Pierre Coulon » 2017-06-10T11:49:47-07:00

When I log into this forum and move back to either Imagemagick documentation page there is still an ad. Do you mean anything else when you say "logged in"?

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Post by Jean-Pierre Coulon » 2017-06-10T23:46:08-07:00

Sometimes in this discourse server I see an ad in French. So certainly not a link to Imagemagick!

Is Imagemagick a member of the Free Software Foundation, GNU Project or similar? I could'nt find its copyright status on the imagemagick site.

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Post by snibgo » 2017-06-11T00:02:59-07:00

"convert -version" shows you the copyright status, eg:
Copyright: Copyright (C) 1999-2015 ImageMagick Studio LLC
This also gives the link to the licence, which explains the copyright in more detail.
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Post by Jean-Pierre Coulon » 2017-06-11T00:34:50-07:00

Thanks.

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Post by Jean-Pierre Coulon » 2017-06-11T01:15:24-07:00

If I write my own package including Imagemagick "A few other clarifications include[...] the license is compatible with the GPL V3". But Imagemagick is not GPL. Perhaps a question for a GPL forum :-)

And who or what decides which ad I see at every visit?

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