dan at langille.org
Tue Sep 4 15:49:43 PDT 2007
On 3 Sep 2007 at 13:48, deeptech71 at gmail.com wrote:
> I've just looked at the prices at www.freebsdmall.com, and found that they are
> overwhelming. A full FreeBSD release costs like 40$. 40$?! HOLY SHIT! Who would
> buy it for that much money when you can download it for free?
If you don't like it, don't buy it. :)
> Now you might think that giving 40$ is a great way for supporting the
> project. But is freebsdmall associated with the core team in any way?
I don't think it matter.s
> OK, even if it is, I think there would be more income, if there were a
> reasonable price. Or does mailing a 4 CD set or a DVD really cost that
> much money?!
Try it. See how cheaply you can produce something of a similar
quality release after release. Go for it.
> Either way, I think it is still more financially efficient if users
> download a copy and donate like 35$ via some online method. Don't give
> me wrong. Of course there are people without online access or CD/DVD
> burners, but those are rare case exceptions. Am I wrong? Is it not how
> this thing works? Are lots of people really buying freebsdmall products
> keenly/willingly every time for some reason?
Yes, you're wrong. :)
Dan Langille - http://www.langille.org/
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