racerx at makeworld.com
Sat Oct 27 19:25:44 PDT 2007
On Sat, 27 Oct 2007 19:19:01 -0700
Predrag Punosevac <punosevac at math.arizona.edu> wrote:
> Jerry McAllister wrote:
> > On Sat, Oct 27, 2007 at 01:47:20AM +0200, Michel Ali wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >> I’m an IT manager.
> >> I am just wondering why you do not have a DVD distribution. [I
> >> know about workarounds]
> >> Could you do something about that, it would be really helpful and
> >> handy?
> > FreeBSD per se does not have any distribution.
> > FreeBSD only puts out the ISO-s that are available free on
> > the main or one of the mirror sites.
> > There are some companies that pick up the ISO images and make
> > a distribution. That is permitted under the FreeBSD license.
> > Usually they sell it for a bit over cost and include a printed
> > version of the Handbook. Most of them contribute a portion of
> > their receipts back to the FreeBSD foundation to help in
> > development.
> > So, either you can convince one of the packaging companies - they
> > are listed in the web site - to make a DVD distibution or you can
> > start doing it and selling it yourself.
> > ////jerry
> >> Thanks a lot.
> >> Michel Ali
> >> *
> >> Avant d'imprimer cet e-mail, merci de penser à notre environnement
> >> Before printing this mail, please consider our environment.
> >> Antés de imprimir este correo, por favor, piense en nuestro medio
> >> ambiente.
> Actually FreeBSD has DVD distribution. I think, I saw on the internet
> that somebody in Germany was selling FreeBSD DVDs.
> There are lots of Germans on this mailing list so they might give you
> better answer.
Perhaps the Op might mean, Why isn't there a DVD ISO to download?
Granted, I didn't see the original post - perhaps the Op didn't mean
that at all.
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