You might have a point there. RedHat seem to have quite a functional
business model going on, perhaps zope could borrow some ideas from there. I
know that many people that currently run Linux (Home and work) would no do
so except for RedHat, Suse or Mandrake.

Adrian...

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Joachim Werner" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "Jeffrey P Shell" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>; <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Saturday, December 01, 2001 12:33 AM
Subject: Re: [Zope-dev] Open Letter to zope-dev


> > Where's the $99 version of Zope?  The $499?  The $1499?  The
> > $25999?  Zope Corp hasn't pulled that card out like many other
> > vendors have.  There are actually many pieces of Zope that were
> > initially commercial add-ons (or intended to be) that are now all
> > open source.
>
> I sometimes have the feeling that we might NEED a $xx(x) version of
Zope --
> a ready-to-go, preconfigured Zope distro with a decent manual.
>
> Not for us, the community, but for the average user. O.k., we could do it
> for free, but would there be a Red Hat or SuSE Linux distro if it was
> totally for free? It even CAN be downloaded for free, and still people are
> willing to pay for it. And the money is needed. Without the support from
the
> major Linux distributors, projects like XFree would probably be in big
> trouble ...
>
> This is a totally different business model than the one Zope Corp. is
using
> right now, but it might help refinancing the overhead a good community
needs
> to have ...
>
> Just my 2 (euro)cents ...
>
> Joachim
>
>
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