Subject: Re: [open-source] Sun to start charging for Star Office
To: NetBSD User's Discussion List <>
From: Rich Kulawiec <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 03/21/2002 11:58:21
On Thu, Mar 21, 2002 at 10:39:33AM -0500, Jim DeLisle wrote:
> Or, you can show your support for a company or group or 
> individual and send them a few dollars for a packaged installation. I've 
> bought NetBSD from Wasabi because I believe in what they are doing and 
> wanted to show my support. I buy Slackware Linux distributions because I 
> think Patrick is one of the unheralded Linux heroes of our time.

My thinking runs along the same lines as Jim's: when I can, I buy packages
from developers in order to support them and to let them know that I
support them.  I'd probably buy a copy of Staroffice from Sun if I could
get (let's say) versions for multiple platforms on a CD and a little
bit of support/docs to go with it.  It'd sure save me a heck of a lot of
download time!  I'd be even more inclined to buy it if X% of the money
went to fund continued development including open-source versions.