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Re: Selling Fedora CDs on Fedora web site, was: Re: eol rh9-ximianand fedora...?



On Tue, 2003-11-04 at 15:31, Chris Croome wrote:
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> Hi
> 
> On Tue 04-Nov-2003 at 12:01:22PM -0800, John Wendel wrote:
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> > There's no money in the Linux desktop market for home
> > users.
> 
> I think there is some, for example Mozilla CDs:
> 
>   http://store.mozilla.org/
> 
> Mozilla offer a CD with all products for all platforms for
> $3.95 shipped worldwide.
> 
> Or OpenOffice CD:
> 
>   http://distribution.openoffice.org/cdrom/
> 
> They link to a load of people selling CDs.
> 
> Personally I don't see why RedHat can't do either or both
> of these things with Fedora -- offer cheap CDs and/or link
> to other people selling cheap CDs.

http://www.linuxinstall.org/fedora.php

Cheers,
   Brent

> 
> The exchange value of a Fedora CD set is basically the
> cost of producing and shipping them, there is some money
> to be made there but not much.
> 
> I think this is why RedHat are concentrating on selling
> services to businesses.
> 
> What RedHat are doing makes sense to me and I have found
> the nonsense being posted on places like slashdot to be
> quite depressing -- what RedHat are doing is great, they
> are opening up development to the community and this is
> already leading to lots of exciting stuff happening -- the
> likes of slashdot should be celebrating this and be for
> the opening up of all free software projects.
> 
> Chris
> 
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