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Date:      Sat, 27 Oct 2007 19:19:01 -0700
From:      Predrag Punosevac <punosevac@math.arizona.edu>
To:        Jerry McAllister <jerrymc@msu.edu>
Cc:        Michel Ali <maw@alimichel.com>, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: DVD distribution
Message-ID:  <4723F195.9010507@math.arizona.edu>
In-Reply-To: <20071028020700.GA5019@gizmo.acns.msu.edu>
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Jerry McAllister wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 27, 2007 at 01:47:20AM +0200, Michel Ali wrote:
>
>   
>> Hi,
>>
>> I’m an IT manager.
>>
>> I am just wondering why you do not have a DVD distribution. [I know about
>> workarounds]
>>
>> Could you do something about that, it would be really helpful and handy?
>>     
>
> FreeBSD per se does not have any distribution.
> FreeBSD only puts out the ISO-s that are available free on
> the main or one of the mirror sites.
>
> There are some companies that pick up the ISO images and make
> a distribution.   That is permitted under the FreeBSD license.
> Usually they sell it for a bit over cost and include a printed
> version of the Handbook.   Most of them contribute a portion of
> their receipts back to the FreeBSD foundation to help in development.
>
> So, either you can convince one of the packaging companies - they are
> listed in the web site - to make a DVD distibution or you can start
> doing it and selling it yourself.
>
> ////jerry
>
>   
>> Thanks a lot.
>>
>> Michel Ali
>>
>> *
>>
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Actually FreeBSD has DVD distribution. I think, I saw on the internet 
that somebody in Germany was selling FreeBSD DVDs.
There are lots of Germans on this mailing list so they might give you 
better answer.



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