The Moodle.org community sites contain a lot of places where anyone can contribute text to discussions and documentation.
To keep these sites enjoyable for everyone to use we have some policies on advertising that all participants should understand:
Describing commercial affiliations in profiles is welcome
All participants are welcome (as part of their self-disclosure to the community) to write about and even link to their company and other commercial affiliations as part of their description in their moodle.org user profile. It helps us all understand who we are speaking with.
Mentioning commercial products and services in discussions is OK
All participants are welcome to write about and link to commercial products or services (Moodle-related or not, yours or otherwise) if it's in the natural context of a discussion such as an answer to a question. This is not seen as advertising.
Unsolicited advertisements will be deleted
No-one should post unsolicited and blatant advertisements for products and services with no appropriate context. Moderators will delete any such blog entries, forum discussions, docs or other unwanted content when they find it. This applies to Moodle services just as much as it applies to diet pills and stock tips.
Signatures in forum posts will also be deleted as they cause clutter and distract from the information and help provided.
Official advertising is designed to support the Moodle project
The Moodle Trust (which is responsible for the core development of Moodle) permits four types of official advertising to takes place on moodle.org sites:
- Moodle Partners have banner advertisements on most pages that are targeted to users based on their country location. This privilege is one of the benefits Moodle Partners get for paying royalties to the Moodle Trust.
- The Moodle Shop is promoted as a place to buy Moodle merchandise (clothing, mugs etc). A percentage of all sales goes to the Moodle Trust.
- Books written by members of the Moodle community are promoted in the Moodle Books database. A percentage of all sales goes to the Moodle Trust.
- Companies and individuals who donate money directly to the Moodle Trust earn the right to be listed on the Moodle Donations page for a year.