Question about charge for source CD distribution.
ralph at inputplus.co.uk
Sat Dec 17 00:46:19 CET 2011
Neil Brown wrote:
> I wouldn't have sympathy for someone trying to profit out of it -
> clearly not the intention - but I think covering relevant costs is
Alan Sugar's Amstrad came up with a fee of £25 for a CD of the Linux
kernel source to their videophone, after some effort persuading them
they had to make it available. That seemed to be more about dissuading
anyone from asking for it; it was quite a bit compared to the hardware
that dropped to £50 IIRC. (The phone provided an after-sales revenue
stream to Amstrad so was sold cheap. That kernel edits could
theoretically cut off this stream didn't please them.) Naturally, the
CD didn't contain the same source as the shipped binaries and promises
to improve this came to nothing.
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