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- To: advocacy_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: Umm...
- From: Dan Weeks <danimal_(_at_)_danimal_(_dot_)_org>
- Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2001 14:41:11 -0500
On 29.January.2001 "Theo de Raadt" chittered like a monkey:
> > Well, I think it would be nice if OpenBSD occupied more bookshelf space
> > at my local Border's bookstore than it does now (none). I can remember
> > when IBM's OS/2 used to occupy more shelf space in Fry's than WinNT and
> > I thought IBM just may be coming back. Now it's nonexistent. Other
> > people think RedHat is good just because that's what they see taking up
> > space on the bookshelf nowadays.
> Bookstores like Borders want us to make a box-set, with a book inside
> That means OpenBSD would cost more. Because of volumes of production, we
> would probably do only a box-set then, not sell a seperate CD. (If we
> sold a seperate CD, and bookstores sold a box set, they might consider
> that unfair).
> It's complicated. What would you guys like?
I think that would be a very bad idea. I mean, it would be great to have
the boxed set, but only having the boxed set would be bad. I know I can
download OpenBSD from the net, but there is something I like about getting
the CD set every couple of months.
If anything maybe partnering with another company that is willing to do the
book/box-set side of it so that the project could keep making the releases
would be the best.
dan weeks - codemonkey
"Oh what torment do the bugs bring me today" - Aristotle