Peter Elsner peter at
Mon Jun 16 13:35:02 PDT 2003


It is a FREE os...  You can freely download the ISO images
and burn them on to a CD using your CD-R/CD-RW drive.

CD media and jewel cases costs money...  The money that
these sites charge is not for the OS, but for the media (4 CD's)
and the jewel case, and the booklet insert.  In most cases, the
money is reverted back to the FreeBSD Project, which helps with
various costs.

Hope that settles your confusion.


At 04:35 PM 6/16/2003 -0400, you 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?
>Valerie Andrewlevich
>vandrewlevich at
>freebsd-questions at mailing list
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