John Lebkowsky takes umbrage at the fact that wordpress.com doesn’t allow advertising on its free blogs, saying “I’m enough of a libertarian to see this as excessive control.” I disagree. First, I’d think the libertarian view would be that wordpress.com is free to run their service however they see fit. Second, it’s a free service, so who can look a gift horse in the mouth? Third, people wanting to run ads are free to install their own blogging software and run all the ads they like. And fourth, without a policy like that, wordpress.com could become the ultimate splog magnet. I totally respect that Mullenweg and crew have stuck to their guns on this one.
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