Peter Elsner peter at
Mon Jun 16 14:26:09 PDT 2003

Check eBay... People sell their used CD's sometimes for a $1.00 + shipping...


At 05:12 PM 6/16/2003 -0400, you wrote:
>I am down with a "few" dollars.  However, after perusing a few of the
>sites, the bare minimum cheapest going rate seems to be around $30.
>Anyone know of any cheaper freebsd CDs out there?   Student rate
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Bill Moran [mailto:wmoran at]
>Sent: Monday, June 16, 2003 4:34 PM
>To: Valerie Andrewlevich
>Cc: questions at
>Subject: Re: free?
>Valerie Andrewlevich wrote:
> > I'm a bit confused -- your website clearly states that freeBSD is a
> > free OS, yet each of the sites that offer the CD charge money for it.
> > Am I missing something here?
>FreeBSD is free.
>The CD is not free.
>That simple.  Once you have purchased a CD you welcome to copy it or
>install it as many times as you wish.  Spending a few dollars on a CD is
>one way that many people contribute to the FreeBSD project.
>Or you can download it off the Internet, if you have a fast enough
>connection or enough patience.
>Bill Moran
>Potential Technologies
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