I had a really nice conversation with Bits Du Jour a couple of weeks ago. Nico seemed like a really nice guy.
They even showed me a nice mockup of set of pages showing how Bits Du Jour could look integrated with DonationCoder pages and it looked really really nice.
I tried to get them to let us pass along the affiliate/commission fees to our members purchasing the programs instead of paying them to us, but that didn't really work for them, i guess mainly because it would make other affiliate customers seem like less of a good deal, which may make some sense. If we could have arranged that, then i think it's something we would have been inclined to do.
Because it is our policy not to engage in arrangements where we make money off people purchasing certain programs, I decided to decline on behalf of DC to participate in the Bits Du Jour affiliate system.
It's nothing against BDS or any other sites who participate, but it's our policy here that it could be at least an appearance of a conflict of interest if we get money when people buy programs listed on our site.
(It's been suggested that we could take the affiliate payments and do something special with the money, but i don't think that really solves the ethical problem -- i just don't think we should be making money based on users buying certain programs instead of others..)