On Fri, Mar 07, 2003 at 05:41:55PM +0100, Henning Makholm wrote: > Scripsit Anthony Towns <email@example.com> > > The basic idea being that even if something's widely available and > > freely copiable, people aren't going to make massive numbers of > > copies available at cost, > Isn't that basic idea contradicted by (to pick a completely random > example) Debian and its network of mirror servers? Downloading a Debian CD from my ISP's local mirror costs me some $83 AUD in traffic charges; I'm not sure how much of that is profit, but it's a fair chunk. Likewise, there are plenty of viable businesses selling CDs of free software, including Debian. Cheers, aj -- Anthony Towns <firstname.lastname@example.org> <http://azure.humbug.org.au/~aj/> I don't speak for anyone save myself. GPG signed mail preferred. ``Dear Anthony Towns: [...] Congratulations -- you are now certified as a Red Hat Certified Engineer!''
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