It looks like the Stack Exchange network is trying to monetize the various stack sites as much as possible, to the dismay of users across the board.
Will this affect MO?
If I recall correctly we have some kind of special license with the Stack Exchange network which may save us from capitalism-motivated decisions like this, and we handle more of our coding in-house which invalidates their argument about an increased userbase demanding greater monetization for upkeep.
Further, what products do mathematicians really need? Pens? Paper? Whiteboards I guess? It seems like any product that popped up here would be nothing more than an intrusion, distracting productive thought processes and converting them into some digital change in the Stack Exchange networks pocket. Any information is appreciated.