[oclug] Anybody selling SuSE 8.1 Pro near Ottawa?
raywood at magma.ca
Wed Oct 9 16:20:34 EDT 2002
On Wed, Oct 09, 2002 at 04:04:46PM -0400, Chris Herrnberger remarked:
> On Wednesday 09 October 2002 15:16, Greg Franks wrote:
> > Suse has other stuff like star office, which isn't free.
> After all this time some of you still dont get it. So one more
> time for everyones sake......and no one in particular.
> 1. Yes you can buy linux products
Some people just *love* to shop ;)
> 2. Yes you can download linux products at no cost from an ftp server.
One distinction here is (I suppose) that between 1) commercial
software that runs on GNU/Linux, 2) no-cost software that runs
on GNU/Linux, and 3) the GNU/Linux operating system and core
> 3. The GNU/GPL does not speak to costs of software unless its specifically
> related to source..
True enough. Though I sometimes wonder if I should be concerned
about the possibility that commercial offerings may obscure from
newbies the fact that GNU/Linux itself is both fundamentally
free as in freedom, and free as in beer.
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