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Date:      Sat, 27 Oct 2007 21:25:40 -0500
From:      Chris <racerx@makeworld.com>
To:        Predrag Punosevac <punosevac@math.arizona.edu>
Cc:        Jerry McAllister <jerrymc@msu.edu>, Michel Ali <maw@alimichel.com>, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: DVD distribution
Message-ID:  <20071027212540.05cd48a8@makeworld.com>
In-Reply-To: <4723F195.9010507@math.arizona.edu>
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On Sat, 27 Oct 2007 19:19:01 -0700
Predrag Punosevac <punosevac@math.arizona.edu> wrote:

> Jerry McAllister wrote:
> > On Sat, Oct 27, 2007 at 01:47:20AM +0200, Michel Ali wrote:
> >
> >  =20
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> I=E2=80=99m 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?=20
> >
> > 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
> >
> >  =20
> >> Thanks a lot.
> >>
> >> Michel Ali
> >>
> >> *
> >>
> >> Avant d'imprimer cet e-mail, merci de penser =C3=A0 notre environnement
> >>
> >>
> >> Before printing this mail, please consider our environment.
> >>
> >>
> >> Ant=C3=A9s de imprimir este correo, por favor, piense en nuestro medio
> >> ambiente.

> Actually FreeBSD has DVD distribution. I think, I saw on the internet=20
> that somebody in Germany was selling FreeBSD DVDs.
> There are lots of Germans on this mailing list so they might give you=20
> better answer.

Perhaps the Op might mean, Why isn't there a DVD ISO to download?
Granted, I didn't see the original post - perhaps the Op didn't mean
that at all.


--=20
Best regards,
Chris
Registerd Linux user number 448639



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