Subject: Re: FW: Why would I pay for Ximian software?
From: "La Monte Henry Piggy Yarroll" <piggy@baqaqi.chi.il.us>
Date: Tue, 01 Jan 2002 23:02:37 -0600

burton@openprivacy.org (Kevin A. Burton) writes:
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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 sure met a lot of OSS developers at OLS who were being fed by
Ximian.  (I mean specifically full-time employees of Ximian...)

Disclaimer:  Ximian provided me with lots of free beer and munchies,
clearly anticipating the need to sway my influential opinion :-).

> 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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