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Re: [DotGNU]The Future of Mandrake Linux.

From: S11001001
Subject: Re: [DotGNU]The Future of Mandrake Linux.
Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2002 18:49:39 -0600
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Bill Lance wrote:
With all of the recent discussion about Libre Software
business models, and principle vrs pragmatism  ..

here is a real life example.

I challenge everyone who uses Mandrake, bought most
likely from Cheap Bytes like most of mine have been,
to pay up.

I assume you mean buy an official CD ~$20, not from somebody who just burns CDs and sells them for ~$5

It's good for your soul  ..   :)  - that's principle

I use Slackware, and I bought the official box set. However, when I get a
new computer, I am switching to Debian, so...

I have bought 2 Free books (_GNU Autoconf, Automake, and Libtool_, and _Texinfo_ I ordered from the FSF) and am planning to order another, maybe flex, bison, bash, ELISP, glibc, GCC, depending what I get myself into next ;)

However, getting more serious, there must be a better way than appealing to conscience to make FS great business. (NOTE: if you reply seriously to this message, you can just snip everything but the previous sentence)

Getting less serious, if you still insist, I'll go to mandrakesoft and order a copy, or buy 8.1 from Wal-Mart, just for fun :)
Are Linux users lemmings collectively jumping off of the cliff of
reliable, well-engineered commercial software?
        -- Matt Welsh

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