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Date:      Sat, 19 Dec 1998 11:40:37 -0800
From:      "Jay Nordwick" <nordwick@scam.XCF.Berkeley.EDU>
To:        "Scott Spies" <spiess@servcom.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: How free is free? 
Message-ID:  <199812191939.LAA09587@hub.freebsd.org>
In-Reply-To: Your message of "Sat, 19 Dec 1998 10:26:50 -0900." <000101be2b85$8d0ae9e0$963fcd98@cryo> 

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>If FreeBSD is so free, then why is Walnut Creek CD-ROM selling it for $40?

Think free speech, not free beer.  It is free from proprietary licenses and
gives you the internals of your system (if you think of a car, FreeBSD is
the equivalent of being able to open the hood and poke at the engine,
without fear of layers after you).

Also, if you mean, $$$ free, then you can download it for free at
www.freebsd.org.  CDROM just provides a service of shipping you a CD
(it takes a while to download) with many programs besides FreeBSD on
it, too.

-jay

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