Re: Debian for business?
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ken keanon <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> 1. Is it free because it is not popular?
No, it's free because we want it to be free. Quality software should
be free, and Debian demonstrates that point. You can get a worse OS,
but it just costs more.
> If its user base keep growings, will there not be a temptation to
> commercialise it? That's how many 'free' software end up.
No, license prohibits going closed.
> 2. Can I use it on a business basis?
> E.g. get a hardware platform, load in Debian plus some necessary
> packages and sell the integrated system, subsequently, provide
> regular support and service. Is Debian reliable enough for this
> Has it been done by others?
The company I work for will put Debian on a thumb drive for use in an
internet kiosk, configured to your specs. I'm sure we're not alone in that.
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