Selling Fedora CDs on Fedora web site, was: Re: eol rh9-ximian and fedora...?
bfox at redhat.com
Tue Nov 4 21:13:01 UTC 2003
On Tue, 2003-11-04 at 15:31, Chris Croome wrote:
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> 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:
> Mozilla offer a CD with all products for all platforms for
> $3.95 shipped worldwide.
> Or OpenOffice CD:
> 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.
> - --
> Free Software may be the foundation of a new economy
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