FreeBSD Support (Commerical)

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at
Fri Oct 7 10:14:56 PDT 2005

>-----Original Message-----
>From: owner-freebsd-questions at
>[mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at]On Behalf Of Andrew P.
>Sent: Thursday, October 06, 2005 12:51 PM
>To: Kris Kennaway
>Cc: Ansar Mohammed; freebsd-questions at
>Subject: Re: FreeBSD Support (Commerical)
>On 10/6/05, Kris Kennaway <kris at> wrote:
>> On Thu, Oct 06, 2005 at 12:10:58PM -0400, Ansar Mohammed wrote:
>> > I guess I am interested in finding out if there is support
>that is offered
>> > by the FreeBSD project, not from third party vendors.
>> Not commercial support, since FreeBSD isn't a commercial project.
>> Kris
>I'm sorry, but all effective legislative systems (including
>that of the USA) allow officially non-profit and non-
>commercial organizations to take on commercial
>activities. And many such organizations exercise this
>IMHO, there's no official commercial support, because
>money can hardly buy more than what's already
>available for free.

This is frankly rediculous.

The question of whether the Project offers commercial support depends
highly on your definition of The FreeBSD Project

The "official" FreeBSD Project membership is comprised of a great many
individuals.  A lot of those individuals work at companies that sell
FreeBSD consultative support.  I think therefore the question of whether
the Project offers support or not is moot.  Yes, it does from an


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