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Re: Resellers/Random thoughts on commercialism

> On Sat, Feb 20, 1999 at 01:59:31PM -0800, Jim Pick wrote:
> > David Welton <davidw@master.debian.org> writes:
> > > I don't even think it would be a bad idea if we sold something
> > > ourselves.  There's nothing wrong with selling free software.
> > > Organizing this, though, might be difficult.
> > 
> > I don't like the idea.  If the projects sells CDs directly, it creates
> > unfair competition for people who'd like to sell Debian CDs
> > themselves, or base a distribution off of Debian.
> ...
> Debian could sell CDs at a very UN-competitive price, so as not to
> compete with CD vendors, but letting consumers have an avenue to
> pay an obviously inflated price (with the knowledge that all of the
> money goes to the Debian project directly).  Charge $20 dollars over
> what any of the CD vendors charge.  I'd buy it.

alternatively we could provide a service where you send us blank media and
a SASE-type thing and we burn a copy of your choice of releases and sections
and send them back to you, just to keep the market price down.

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