Subject: Re: Mandatory donations or build from CVS...
From: Simon Cozens <>
Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2001 10:16:25 +0100

On Fri, Oct 12, 2001 at 09:17:48AM +0200, Norbert Bollow wrote:
> I think it's ok to require a mandatory donation from those who
> can't be bothered to read the README.... but I'll probably rebel
> if you don't give me a free download of a tarball with sources
> for a stable version.

We've basically hit upon a fundamental principle of open source
software, here: if you don't make it free, someone else will.

"A few hours later, I'm on the administrative floor, and a secretary asks me 
about some mail I sent that had [scrambled double-byte characters] in it. 
While I do use a Japanese-patched Mutt at work, I've never had any instance of 
it sending scrambled characters, so I went over to her machine to take a look: 
[...] it was my" - Jonathan Byrne.