user group funding
P.A.Osborne at ukc.ac.uk
Tue Jul 27 15:04:21 BST 1999
> this is just an idea. so please don't get mad or over the top.
> How do this user group get its funding ??
> I think this idea might work
> the head of this user group should download the latest version of freebsd
> and burn it on to cd. Then they should sell it for a fiver or something
Hmmm, do they want the responsibility? Do they want to 'mirror'
walnut creek releases that most of us use and love?
> for one, i would buy it from the user group, since my internet connection at
> home is only 33.6 and I don't have a credit card etc.
> The nearest place for me to buy freebsd is Walnut. Since we have a company
> of there and we just order stuff, get it send to them and every 6 months or
> so, some one from here will go over there and pick everything up. IN the end
> i costed me about a couple 100 quid to get freebsd from the USA and I would
> like somewhere closer to get it from and cheaper too.
I personally buy the Walnut Creek CDs in the UK from dgc in liverpool (?)
its linked on the UK FreeBSD groups homepage as a reseller, I guess it
costs about 27 quid for each release but I can live with that. Thats for
home use at least, at work I pull straight off of the net but then its
usefull having hensa and the soon to be announced mirrors.ac.uk 10 yards
as the crow flies away from my office :-).
> please remember it was just a thought that came in to my head.
And a reasonable one at that.
Seriously DGC I have had no problems with for getting the CDs from, and
if the local (UK) group does start to burn its own CDs I at least will
give them a try as a fiver isnt a tremendous amount.
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