The reality is obvious - most users of open source are pure unadulterated free
loaders.  Nobody pays but we all use it.  
That includes very large corporations as well.  Torvalds solved it the old
fashioned way;  he is an employee of his own foundation.  McKusick sells
training videos.  All I can do is buy the CD's and give some $ to the
foundation.  Any other suggestion is not productive.

  Original Message  
From: Bryan Vyhmeister
Sent: Monday, November 30, 2015 10:36 PM
To: Bal??zs Nagy
Cc: Theo de Raadt;; Tati Chevron; Stuart Henderson;
Subject: Re: A branded USB stick as an alternative to the CD set?

On Mon, Nov 30, 2015 at 06:20:02PM -0700, Bal??zs Nagy wrote:
> On Nov 30, 2015, at 2:34 PM, Theo de Raadt <> wrote:
> >
> > These days the CD revenue is about what a cashier at a store makes.
> I'm sick to my stomack when I read this. I won't get into how unjust,
> unfair, unethical this situation is, we all know that life is unfair.
> We also all know that Theo could have a high six figure, probably even
> seven figure salary if he chose to. I don't think the issue is what
> new technology to deliver the CD sets on. I think the question is how
> to deliver Theo a recurring revenue so that he gets to draw a salary
> that is at least somewhat commensurate with his contribution to the IT
> industry. Just like a lot of us do recurring contributions to the
> OpenBSD Foundation, we need to find a way to provide Theo directly as
> well. Am I beeing too naive, am I missing somthing here?

I agree completely. This is the core issue we need to look at and find
solutions to.


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