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From: listuser at seifried.org (Kurt Seifried)
Subject: Fw: Red Hat Linux end-of-life update andtransition planning

How is this unreasonable you can:

a) download the files and do a local or network install
b) download the boot floppies and do a network install
c) download the files and make your own cd's

Providing i386 ISO images would be a HUGE drain bandwidth wise for SuSE and
eat into product sales, lose/lose for them, sure, many customers would end
up getting a free ride, which is nice for them, but I don't remember the
FSF/GPL ever saying this was the point. The point was freedom, not free as
in beer.

Seems fair to me.

I find this culture of expecting things for free to be rather interesting.
The "gift culture" of BSD/GPL I understand and participate in, however the
outgrowth of this seems to be a "greed culture", case in point people who
demand easily printable PDF versions of documents I publish in HTML on my
website or seem to expect that I will help them with their homework (no
joke).

Kurt Seifried, kurt@...fried.org
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