>> 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.

As more as I read, as more I understand you.

> 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.

Please, continue it for the people which understand it or, which are
interested in it. Thanks.

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