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From: gt81...@prism.gatech.EDU (Howlin' Bob)
Newsgroups: comp.os.linux,comp.unix.bsd
Subject: Free UNIX for sale
Message-ID: <73559@hydra.gatech.EDU>
Date: 4 Nov 92 02:36:53 GMT
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  I haven't followed the discussions about selling Linux for a while,
but it seems as if someone has beat you to it;  in the November issue
of Dr. Dobb's Journal, the Austin Code Works has an advert. on page
161 advertising source code for the PC, including:
 
 Turbo TeX (Release 3.0, LaTeX, Metafont)...............$250
 --> 386BSD Version 0.1 & LINUX Version 0.96...............$100  <--
 Demacs (GNU emacs for DOS).............................$100
 Delorie GCC for MS-DOS (Version 1.05)..................$150
 Minix Version 1.5......................................$150

I can't guess how complete the package is, but I have my doubts.

Robert

P.S.  I've just installed SLS + 0.98pl3 on my shiny new 486/33.
      wow. It's nice to be able to play with it now that I've read
      about it for so long.


-- 
Howlin' Bob
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta Georgia, 30332
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From: st...@fwi.uva.nl (Bram)
Subject: Re: Free UNIX for sale
Message-ID: <1992Nov4.140106.3873@fwi.uva.nl>
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Organization: FWI, University of Amsterdam
References: <73559@hydra.gatech.EDU>
Date: Wed, 4 Nov 1992 14:01:06 GMT
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Hi,

gt81...@prism.gatech.EDU (Howlin' Bob) writes:

>  I haven't followed the discussions about selling Linux for a while,
>but it seems as if someone has beat you to it;  in the November issue
>of Dr. Dobb's Journal, the Austin Code Works has an advert. on page
>161 advertising source code for the PC, including:
> 
> Turbo TeX (Release 3.0, LaTeX, Metafont)...............$250
> --> 386BSD Version 0.1 & LINUX Version 0.96...............$100  <--
> Demacs (GNU emacs for DOS).............................$100
> Delorie GCC for MS-DOS (Version 1.05)..................$150
> Minix Version 1.5......................................$150

>I can't guess how complete the package is, but I have my doubts.

>Robert

Gee, Linus and other contributors,
I dont know about you, but I would be pissed off, if someone
started making money on the stuff I worked so hard at.

I believe Linus stated in the notice that he didnt mind
people making money out of it, but is it fair other people
receive the financial benefit from your work?

I am sure A.S.T. sees some of those $150 going to his bank account,
every time Austin Code Works sells a Minix package.

	Take care,

		Bram Stolk

+-------------------------------------+------------------------------------+
| "Flying is a nack... the trick is   |  Bram Stolk (st...@fwi.uva.nl)     |
|  to throw yourself at the ground,   |  Dept. of maths. & computer science|
|  and miss..."  - Douglas Adams      |  University of Amsterdam	   |
+-------------------------------------+------------------------------------+
		 		  No, I dont use ms-winDOZE, I prefer Linux!

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From: torva...@klaava.Helsinki.FI (Linus Torvalds)
Newsgroups: comp.os.linux
Subject: Re: Free UNIX for sale
Message-ID: <1992Nov4.162315.26780@klaava.Helsinki.FI>
Date: 4 Nov 92 16:23:15 GMT
References: <73559@hydra.gatech.EDU> <1992Nov4.140106.3873@fwi.uva.nl>
Organization: University of Helsinki
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In article <1992Nov4.140106.3...@fwi.uva.nl> st...@fwi.uva.nl (Bram) writes:
>gt81...@prism.gatech.EDU (Howlin' Bob) writes:
>>
>> --> 386BSD Version 0.1 & LINUX Version 0.96...............$100  <--
>
>Gee, Linus and other contributors,
>I dont know about you, but I would be pissed off, if someone
>started making money on the stuff I worked so hard at.

Why be pissed off? It's really a compliment.  And believe me: getting
money may be fun, but when you get T-shirts, virtual beer, book offers
and enough money to pay off your computer, *even without asking for it*
(dropping a few hints, maybe ;-), it's worth a lot more.  Hey, I might
no get rich on linux, but I'm certainly being poor with style, eh?

		Linus

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