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Re: fmf-frequently missed features and some general thoughts...



Am Sam, 2003-08-02 um 07.00 schrieb John Beimler:
> Tim Kossack wrote:
>   > ok, but that doesn't mean that red hat couldn't make money with support
> > (and/or one version without the goodies for free, one to download with
> > the goodies for some $), or club (mandrake) or store (lindows) etc..
> > in order to convince people getting support etc...(see above).
> > but obviously red hat seems to have given up making money on endusers,
> > and rhl is-as you say-simply a communityproduct for geeks (like you and
> > me), providing them in turn with manpower, ideas and bugfixing.
> > what a pity-imo, they def. should try making more of it!
> > 
> 
> I'm guessing you're just ignoring everyone here, but the release of Red 
> Hat Linux we are discussing here is free as in Free Software Foundation 
> free. Packages that have patent issues, or are binary only aren't going 
> to be included.
> 
> Red Hat has decided that the consumer biz is not for them. You obviously 
> think there's plenty of money there, so go for it. Thats where Mandrake 
> got their start, I'm sure Red Hat won't mind.

if they would give me some $$ as well as the right to use their technology 
(installer etc.) to open up a subsidary focused on consumer desktop, i'm 
definitly in:-)!

> Peace.
> 
> john
> 
> 
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