Subject: Re: [Frank da Cruz : Re: Kermit and
To: Frank da Cruz <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 11/23/1999 12:02:37
On Tue, 23 Nov 1999, Frank da Cruz wrote:

> Right, this is your decision.  Personally, if I were creating some
> kind of commercial product to sell,

Stop right there. NetBSD is a volunteer effort, arguably more so than
any other Free 'nix. The closest thing to commercial distributors may
be found here: <>.

> and I wanted to include some third-party software in it, I would
> not mind asking for permission and even paying for it if the price
> was right.  I certainly would not feel it was my absolute right to
> sell the work of others.  This is just common human courtesy and
> respect.

Looking at the prices on the above referenced page, it's not clear
that most of the re-packagers are "profiting" from the work of others,
or even "profiting" at all. Nonetheless, the folks listed there are
the ones to make your pitch to--LOL.