Subject: a "new" (really quite old) FS R&D business model
From: Tom Lord <>
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2002 15:14:23 -0700 (PDT)

As a fund-raiser for the projects at `', I am making a
special release of my package for GNU Emacs: the "monkey" directory
editor.  There is more information about the fund-raiser at

The FSB angle?  This is actually the _oldest_ FSB business model I
know of.  In the early days (maybe they still do), the FSF used to
sell $5,000 "deluxe distributions" to fund the early development of
Emacs, GCC, the *utils, and the other software that, today, provides
so many of you with your careers.