FreeBSD in the Press
todd at webpath.net
Tue Nov 8 10:48:15 PST 2005
From an article on SoftwareCEO.com - "Burn-on-demand" for small
"Burn-on-demand" for small developers.
A new service at On-Disk.com takes a page from the print-on-demand
publishers like www.lulu countries.
Say you're an amateur or open-source developer, or you're working on
works project with no budget. Or maybe you've got an older version
that's longer supported, but you get an occasional request for it.
In any case, you've got software to distribute, but you don't want
of shipping CDs. And you don't have the spare bandwidth to start
Just sign up with On-Disk.com and set your own price for your
direct any customers to the On-Disk.com website, and the company
care of all the messy details of collecting money, burning CDs, and
them around the world.
In return, they keep a base charge for each disc. You can distribute
up to Megs of software on CD for a base price of only $3.99 plus 10
whatever you charge beyond the base. For example, if you charge $20,
There's a complete price chart on their website.
The company pays out whenever you accumulate $250. There's no minimum
run discs, and no set-up charge to start an account. That sounds like a
deal to us.
The new site is a spin-off of Karlie Robinson's web development
"It's really no frills," she says. "At these prices, it's no cost-effective
for us to do a box, or any sort of user manual. But we can print a
And she prides herself on the high-quality discs she cranks out on
"Burn-Monster" machine running FreeBSD.
The site's growing catalog features software like GIMP (GNU Image
Program), OpenOffice, and Netscape. Beyond software, there are DVDs
classic Popeye and Superman cartoons in the public domain. The
than $4 each.
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