#debian - Tue 20 Feb 2007 between 20:38 and 20:42

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kibaonly if you follow the license
bokeyapple sucks :P
Azarholycow, kiba, rahul commercialize all you want leave Debian alone
ki11bi11holycow, ms makes software easy, peolpe pay billions not to have to read faqs and howtos and they may have a point
Azarstoned: good for you :)
rahulkiba: _use_ it. developing free software for commercial purposes is almost impossible.
fsmunozThe FSF sold the software as the main source of income for much of the 80's/90's, only recently having associate membership and donations surpassing that. So commercialization was not only allowed, but personally important.
abrotmanrahul: that's not true .. happens every day
gah .. sucked me .. you bastards!
holycowKi11Bi11, really? well talk to my Ubuntu users. I have about 10 desktops for a year now in homes (adult users, young kids, grammas)
rahulabrotman: people develop free software to sell it to others?
kibarahul: false, I don't need to sell the softwares. I can make money off other way. Like selling services
abrotmanrahul: mysql ?
rahulkiba: that's what I said.
fsmunozWas and is, one can still buy the GNU collection of software.
abrotmanrahul: people buy RH
holycowKi11Bi11, they didn't pay me a dime or debian a dime and they haven't called once despite the rfact i keep on urging them to use synaptic and explore
kibarahul: it is still commercialization
rahulheh, don't forget jboss!
holycowKi11Bi11, i don't thinkyou have done enough pilots to really justify that statement :)
rahulthey charge for docs and for fixing the code so that it actually runs!
kibaI probably sell a few CDs or two
bokeykiba, what CD ?
holycowthe reason we are switching to debian ... well there are a lot of reasons
Azareverything starts in a "garage" then ends up in the market shelves for a $ xxx.xx
actionkiba was talking about future plan to make money off Free softwares
kibawas talking about future plan to make money off Free softwares
holycowbut the primary one is that i.t. isn't a product, its a process
bokeyAzar, yo! :)
ki11bi11holycow, ms position in the marketplace justifes it...money talks
Azarright bokey?
holycowyou CANNOT productize software and keep a customer happy
kibalike selling physical copy of Free softwares
holycow: so you make it a service?
bokeyAzar, yeah. We are all Garagians.
holycowcustomers don't haveto know how to compile a kernel but they should be able to engage the process to the degree they see fit
bokeyAzar, :)
kibamaking the software harder to use would cut in the profit to me
holycowkiba, *bingo*
Ki11Bi11, actually thats wrong too
actionAzar buys Debian T-shirts and Books to contribute
Azarbuys Debian T-shirts and Books to contribute

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