Question about charge for source CD distribution.
henrik at henriknordstrom.net
Sat Dec 17 10:40:00 CET 2011
fre 2011-12-16 klockan 23:46 +0000 skrev Ralph Corderoy:
> 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;
I don't consider £25 as completely unreasonable, but naturally the
higher the charge the higher the expectations on correct
> it was quite a bit compared to the hardware
> that dropped to £50 IIRC.
The price of the binary distribution is irrelevant to the source
> (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.
Ouch. Do they still distribute the product in question? Or other
products with similar issues?
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