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Re: transformations of "source code"



On Fri, Mar 07, 2003 at 05:41:55PM +0100, Henning Makholm wrote:
> Scripsit Anthony Towns <aj@azure.humbug.org.au>
> > 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

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