> Em 30-11-2015 19:03, Tati Chevron escreveu: > > Again, the original idea wasn't mine. I commented on the thread, but in > > my mind, I imagined receiving the install source on a medium that had the > > same bar to tampering as a CD, such as masked rom. I wasn't thinking of > > a standard USB flash device with a glued write-protect switch. My > > original > > post was a mixture of various thoughts that shouldn't really have been > > posted > > without further consideration. > I don't know if most people are aware of this, but this has been > discussed on this list many times. The income of CD sales are what "kind > of" pays for Theo full time involvement with OpenBSD. I say "kind of" > because sales, as he already mentioned, are going down and down each > release.
These days the CD revenue is about what a cashier at a store makes. It seems to keep shrinking, but I will try to keep doing it unless it nears zero; at which point the artwork will stop also. I'm not doing any of this as a business. I believe the research and development that happens within OpenBSD is very important. That's why I continue doing this. I cannot help but be insulted to the core when random 'people on the internet' selfishly or unthinkingly misunderstand the focus of OpenBSD as a R&D project, and recommend an even more broken business plan which nobody needs or wants. Frankly, it ruins my day. For the time, I affffm on a small bursary as well from some people who understand the importance, otherwise I'd be looking for a cashier job.