On 2015-12-01 Tue 22:08 PM |, Marko Cupa?? wrote: > > But I work for a company whose networking relies heavily on > OpenBSD. My boss, although not from FOSS world, understands the value > of good software, so I managed to persuade him to approve purchase of > CD set every release. He also understand software is free to use, and > sees CD set as 'suggested semi-annual contribution'. Buying something > physical such as CD keeps our purchase department happy. It would be > much harder, or even impossible, to explain a donation, as would > purchase of multiple CD sets. > > Now, if you take into account that the company I work for pays hundreds > of euros per year to a Cisco partner just to be able to get bug fixes > for single router, I don't think my boss would object to buying CD set > even if it was double or triple the price. >
How about a series of 'Corporate' CDs, with a sliding scale of prices, incrementing on a traditional per user/account/cpu/etc basis? Management & purchasing people are accustomed to this. The only difference would be a selection of CDs to choose from at the online shop, with different invoice product descriptions. Each 'product' has a separate URL that techs can email to purchasing. "Dear Purchasing, As discussed with management (cc'd here), our company requires the 500-750 CPU-CORE product, which costs GB?5000 + VAT & freight. The online purchasing link is ...... Regards, Company Sysadmin." There would be no licence difference. A freewill honesty scale of prices - for the same disks. Maybe a coloured sticker on the box before hand over to Royal Mail. Cheers. -- In 1914, the first crossword puzzle was printed in a newspaper. The creator received $4000 down ... and $3000 across.