BSD Mall : to hell

Massimiliano Stucchi stucchi at willystudios.com
Fri Feb 24 05:46:05 PST 2006


On 240206, 12:45, Miguel Lopes Santos Ramos wrote:
> > From dan at langille.org Fri Feb 24 12:33:48 2006
> > From: "Dan Langille" <dan at langille.org>
> > To: Miguel Lopes Santos Ramos <miguel at anjos.strangled.net>
> > Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2006 07:33:35 -0500
> > Subject: Re: BSD Mall : to hell
> > Cc: advocacy at freebsd.org
> >
> > On 24 Feb 2006 at 12:22, Miguel Lopes Santos Ramos wrote:
> >
> > > Wherever there's people making money out of free software there's
> > > dishonesty. 
> >
> > This is untrue.  Many people make money out of free software.  There 
> > is a long history of it and all of it quite honest.
> 
> Sorry. I meant in the CD packing business.
> 
> How can it be explained that Red Hat EL sells for a price comparable to some
> versions of Windows? At least, at Microsoft they had the costs of producing
> themselves a new, modern OS from scratch.

New, yes
Modern, maybe
From scratch, not really...

> What about some versions of linux totally based on free and GPLed software
> selling for $40-50? The price of media?

You often get the CD's, printed manuals, reference sheets and some kind
of technical support for installation and setup.  This is what sums up
to the price they get to.

Ciao
-- 

Massimiliano Stucchi
WillyStudios.com
stucchi at willystudios.com
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