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Re: 3.6 arrived
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: 3.6 arrived
- From: Ben Goren <ben_(_at_)_trumpetpower_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: Mon, 18 Oct 2004 10:43:50 -0700
On 2004 Oct 18, at 9:55 AM, Michael Shalayeff wrote:
>> I, for one, would love to see some sort of mechanism that either
>> encouraged a donation be made in conjunction with FTP access, or
>> discouraged FTP access without a donation.
> then here is the first paragraph from goals.html:
> Provide the best development platform possible.
> Provide full source access to developers and users,
> including the ability to look at CVS tree changes directly.
> Users can even look at our source tree and changes directly on the
Interesting you should quote goals.html. Nowhere does it mention FTP
installs, but it does talk about access to the source (as you quoted)
and CD sales:
* Make a CDROM-based release approximately every
six months, in particular to fund the project...
FTP installs are eating into CD sales; that directly conflicts with one
of the goals.
> how you gonna achieve just that w/ your approach?
> next what? you gonna charge users for bandwidth for
> downloading snapshots or even better mirroring cvs repo?
Nice straw man. The problem isn't with CVS; anybody who uses CVS knows
they should be buying CDs or donating. The problem isn't with
snapshots, either; people using snapshots are at the least donating
their time by testing things--and they also know they should be buying
CDs or donating.
The problem is with the increasing numbers of people who make use of
the super-easy fast FTP install and never bother to buy a CD or make a
donation. Do fast, easy FTP installs come at the expense of the
hackathons? Is that the right trade to make?
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