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Hi

On Tue 04-Nov-2003 at 12:01:22PM -0800, John Wendel wrote:
> 
> There's no money in the Linux desktop market for home
> users.

I think there is some, for example Mozilla CDs:

  http://store.mozilla.org/

Mozilla offer a CD with all products for all platforms for
$3.95 shipped worldwide.

Or OpenOffice CD:

  http://distribution.openoffice.org/cdrom/

They link to a load of people selling CDs.

Personally I don't see why RedHat can't do either or both
of these things with Fedora -- offer cheap CDs and/or link
to other people selling cheap CDs.

The exchange value of a Fedora CD set is basically the
cost of producing and shipping them, there is some money
to be made there but not much.

I think this is why RedHat are concentrating on selling
services to businesses.

What RedHat are doing makes sense to me and I have found
the nonsense being posted on places like slashdot to be
quite depressing -- what RedHat are doing is great, they
are opening up development to the community and this is
already leading to lots of exciting stuff happening -- the
likes of slashdot should be celebrating this and be for
the opening up of all free software projects.

Chris

- -- 
Free Software may be the foundation of a new economy
http://www.oekonux.org/
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