Re: Resellers/Random thoughts on commercialism
I bet alot of sysadmins at university departments and companines would buy
it. $20 is nothing for these budgets. And they would be getting the most official
God it would be nice to be able to pay someone to work on ease of installation
for a few months. But I agree we should not do it.
Jim Freeman <email@example.com> writes:
> On Sat, Feb 20, 1999 at 01:59:31PM -0800, Jim Pick wrote:
> > David Welton <firstname.lastname@example.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.
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