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Re: 3.6 downloads
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: 3.6 downloads
- From: Claus <cniesen_(_at_)_gmx_(_dot_)_net>
- Date: Tue, 19 Oct 2004 10:29:28 -0500
Way to much work for Theo & Co. People that download can donate.
People that want to support OpenBSD can donate. People that are cheap
and want to exploit OpenBSD will always find a way to do it. But
people/institution that for one or another legitimate reason can't
afford it should still be able to use OpenBSD without any hassle.
I think that was Theo's philosophy all along: no red tape, no barricades
and keeping it as free as possible. (Free here does not really refer to
no $$$ but free in usage, accessibility, and everything else.) Putting
a privileged group into place would start cutting into that freedom that
OpenBSD is trying to archive/maintain.
On 10/18/2004 3:33 PM, Greg Maples wrote:
People are happy to pay money for access, it's been proven many times.
A simple way to encourage people to buy the CDs and/or generate revenue is:
1. Establish a priviledged class of downloader who has either paid or
2. Delay the release of the official -stable to non-priviledged by two weeks
People who just *have* to have the new release right away can either pay or
buy a CD.