Subject: Re: Motif for NetBSD?
To: None <,>
From: Guenther Grau <>
List: amiga-dev
Date: 06/21/1994 20:46:12
Hi Rob, hi all :-)

normally I don't post to more than one group, but this might be of interest for
most poeple, I hope.

> 	Does anybody know if anyone is chasing down the idea of doing
> 	a Motif binary library product for Amiga NetBSD? I know it's being done
> 	for the x86 NetBSD from the same people who did Linux but I was
> 	wondering if there was somebody planning to do it for our port.

Yes, I already contacted the OSF and I had them FAX me their current prices. If
I put up everything legally, and I won't do anything else :-), it will be quite
expensive. However, if enough people want it, I am willing to do it.

> 	i.e. Somebody buys a copy of Motif, compiles it on Ami NetBSD and
> 	resells it for XXX.XX monetary units, or better yet XX.XX monitary
> 	units! B^).

The sources will cost me a huge fixed sum and I have to pay for every binary I
sell. I don't expect too much customers, so the overall price will be quite
high. More details on this in private email. I am not a salesman and I don't
want to earn money with selling Motif, but I would like to see motif on 
NetBSD-Amiga. If enough people want it, I will get a licence, compile the stuff
and sell it to you. I don't think that it is reasonable to sell it for anything
more then $200.00. I would rather like to keep the price below $150.00.

So, if you want Motif on your machine and are willing to pay up to $150.00 for
it, send me an email. The more people want it, the cheaper it will be. But
don't write me, if you are not seriously considering buying it, because that
way I will spent the money for the license and nobody will buy it :-( However,
sending me an email is not the last word. I simply like to do a survey first. 
I will ask again, if enough people wrote me.

> 		-Rob