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ZDNet 'Leaning Towards Linux' Article

In the article 'Leaning Towards Linux' by Neil Randall 
http://www.zdnet.com/pcmag/pctech/content/16/13/os1613.001.htmlit is 
mentioned that the Red Hat and Debian distributions as being commercial.  
This is not quite correct.  While Red Hat is a commercial distribution 
sold for profit, Debian is maintained and compiled through volunteer work.
CD vendors have the option of duplicating and selling the official  
distribution CDs.

Debian provides Official CD "Masters" to all CD manufacturers on request. 
Anyone can duplicate and sell the Official CD without having to pay a fee. 
CD manufacturers may also make non-official Debian CDs, which may contain 
files added by the CD manufacturer as well as those provided by Debian. More 
information on this is available at http://www.debian.org/vendors.html.

For more information regarding the Debian organization please see 
http://www.debian.org, and in particular the page containing Debian's 
'Social Contract' at http://www.debian.org/social_contract.html.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or 
another member of the Debian organization.

Nils Lohner
Debian GNU/Linux

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