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Re: a modest proposal - Debian needs more $

On Mon, Jan 21, 2002 at 10:44:26AM -0800, briand@zipcon.net wrote:
> >>>>> "martin" == martin f krafft <madduck@madduck.net> writes:
>   martin> go and pay. contribute, donate. speak to me if you want to
>   martin> know where to turn to. or any other developer. noone will
>   martin> keep you from paying as much as you want for debian, and if
>   martin> you want to pay $50 for everytime you apt-get -u
>   martin> dist-upgrade, we aren't going to object. if you start
>   martin> charging, i am leaving, and i guarantee you that most every
>   martin> other developer will too.
> I donate everytime I buy a CD.

If you donate, that's brilliant, and very kind. Don't let anyone stop

Not everyone can afford to pay for software, though. We've had enquiries
from schools for underprivileged children in poor countries asking what
they have to pay to install Debian on all the computers in their school,
and we tell them "nothing" and try to find out if there's a local
developer who can help them set things up. Lots of our users have a fast
connection at college but would rather work on not racking up enormous
amounts of debt than pay for their operating system. Lots of our
developers started out as these very users.

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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