Linked by Adam S on Wed 30th Apr 2003 07:26 UTC
Linux Lately, we've all read a lot of articles about desktop Linux - so many that it's getting hard to tell them apart. One says "Why Linux Sucks," the next "My Success With Linux." Even Michael Robertson of joined the fun with his "Why Desktop Linux Sucks, Today." But very few people have proposed anything radical, and I believe that's what's needed to take GNU/Linux to the next level.
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Sources for postage, but will there be public CVS?
by Anonymous Peon on Tue 29th Apr 2003 22:26 UTC

I agree on the bandwidth concern front, but on the other hand, making sources inconvenient closes the flow of 'free' patches from the 'community.'

Would your idea of a business model allow for public CVS/CVSWeb/cvsup servers for the savvy, or are you trying to suggest mimicking the closed development model more closely?

You're also concerned about bandwidth costs for sources, but as far as I can tell, don't seem to have a problem with free downloads of the OS, so 1. Don't provide source ISOs, 2. ???. 3. Profit! Is 2. meant to be "Sell shrinkwrapped and support, with free downloads" as RedHat, or "Only offer shrinkwrapped/supported," as Lindows?

Just curious; the Linux scene needs both styles of distro.