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From: Jeremy Chase (jeremychasegmail.com)
Date: Fri Sep 10 2010 - 14:07:23 CDT
Thanks for that thought(I am still skeptical); it got me off my butt to
order a CD set.
On Fri, Sep 10, 2010 at 2:19 PM, Bryan Irvine <sparctacusgmail.com> wrote:
> I also heard it said once (though I'm sure I'll be corrected if wrong)
> that Theo's salary comes from CD purchases but not donations. So the
> only way to keep him employed full-time on OpenBSD is by buying the
> On Thu, Sep 9, 2010 at 6:12 PM, J.C. Roberts <jcrdesigntools.org> wrote:
> > On Fri, 10 Sep 2010 00:58:40 +0100 Keith <keithscott-land.net> wrote:
> >> Seeing that orders are being taken for the 4.8 release got me
> >> thinking about purchasing a copy, I don't need a copy on CD so just a
> >> download for my architecture would be fine. In the past I've sent a
> >> small donated to the project and was wondering if there's way that I
> >> could buy the right to download the OS before the official release.
> >> Personally I would happily pay the same as the full CD costs and
> >> probably some more to just download the OS and the project would save
> >> on the production of the CD and the postage.
> >> I'd defiantly pay for 802.11G, hope that it's working in this release.
> >> Keith
> > Keith,
> > It seems you're kind of missing the point. The developers *GIVE* the
> > code away free to everyone. If you appreciate all the time, effort and
> > expense the developers sink into giving away code for free, then the
> > right answer is to try to give back to them in some way. Donations are
> > always welcome.
> > Some people work at companies where they use OpenBSD in their
> > businesses. Since it's often impossible to get their companies to make a
> > straight forward donation, instead they *BUY* a big stack of release
> > CDs for their company. Of course, they don't actually need a big stack
> > of CDs, but it was the only way the could get approval from the bosses.
> > As for pre-ordering release CDs, yes, the discs are often (but not
> > always) delivered before the official release date. Of course, until the
> > actual release date when the CVS and package mirrors open up to public
> > access, having the CDs early really doesn't give you much of a head
> > start.
> > Some people don't want stacks and stacks of CDs around, so instead of
> > ordering release CDs, the order T-Shirts, posters or best of all, just
> > make donations to give back to the project and developers who give them
> > so much.
> > Personally, I buy the release CDs just for the stickers. ;)
> > Either way, release CD sales and donations really do help to fund
> > continued development of OpenBSD.
> > jcr
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