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SubjectRe: Monta Vista software license terms
On Wed, 5 Feb 2003, Christoph Hellwig wrote:

> On Wed, Feb 05, 2003 at 01:41:04PM -0500, Nicolas Pitre wrote:
> > And you really think that those without that technical knowledge who are
> > happy to pay for that "shit" today will continue to do so if they just could
> > run away with it for free?
>
> surprisingly people still buy RHAS or UL even if they can download the source
> for free.

Those distros are targetting a much wider customer base so it's less
critical if not everybody buy them. An again look at the financial
situation of many companies following the same model.

Again, if you want MontaVista work for free you just need to look at public
repositories, or search for public patch announcements on the appropriate
mailing lists. Hint: MontaVista deals with more than just x86.

> Or buy gcc support contracts at Cygnus/RedHat even if they get the
> source for free.

Oh but that's not the same. It's called consulting and MontaVista offers
that too.


Nicolas

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