Subject: Re: FW: Why would I pay for Ximian software?
From: burton@openprivacy.org (Kevin A. Burton)
Date: 21 Dec 2001 19:16:40 -0800

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Scott Capdevielle <scott@syndicom.com> writes:
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> So, when someone suggests that you should pay a "license fee" for the ability
> to use Ximian software or any software " because you are a member of civil
> society" makes me chuckle.  In my opinion, a more civil society would freely
> share their intellectual property, rather than restrict and charge for it.

I would rather pay the developers than Ximian.  I guess the question I should
have asked is:

"What does Ximain provide that deserves $$$"?

I think that the developers work is certainly worth paying for.  We just need a
decent (micro?) payment system that can support this :)
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