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Re: [SLE] Free Beer vs. Free Speech [was] 7.1 ISO
NOC, you are losing me. The orginal message, quoted below, is from Ben,
not you. I was referring the statement, "This doesn't make sense. How can
someone be cheap if they are willing to
spend $129.00 instead of $30? $129 is 4 times more than $30," to Ben, not
you.

I'm just trying to understand where his 'free beer' thinking is coming from
and the statement, " 'I can't get it for free, so I will pay M$ $129.00 for
Windows because I am too cheap to pay $30 for the personal edition of SuSE,'
" confuses me.

So, I ask again, how can BEN's statement make sense. How can someone be
cheap when they are buying a more expensive product?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ben Rosenberg" <ben@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <suse-linux-e@xxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, May 12, 2001 10:09 AM
Subject: [SLE] Free Beer vs. Free Speech [was] 7.1 ISO


> Mads,
>
> The answer to the reason the live eval won't work is because people
> can't feed off the free beer mentality...It sounds like to me it goes
> like this...
>
> " I can't get it for free, so I will pay M$ $129.00 for Windows because
> I am too cheap to pay $30 for the personal edition of SuSE"
>
> It's sad really..I wish the free beer people would dry up and blow
> away...hell, I spend more the $30 a week on cigarette ($5.00 a pack in
> California)...$30.00 for a whole OS and the ability to download 1000's
> of packages doesn't really strike me as too much to ask so that people
> who work hard can feed their families. *shrug*
>
> Regards,
> --
> Ben Rosenberg
> mailto:ben@xxxxxxxxx
> -----
> If two men agree on everything, you can
> be sure that only one of them is doing
> the thinking.



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