user group funding

P.A.Osborne P.A.Osborne at
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

All ears

> 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 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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