Tony Earnshaw <demon.nl> wrote:
Welcome back, BTW.
I have some comments about Darl's very latest musings at
Apparently he thinks his open letter was "conciliatory". He
also seems to think that Open Source is killing SCO (as
though inept management hadn't already done most of that)
and that therefore Linux folk ought to jump on the bandwagon
and stop giving stuff away.
I must say I find his arguments compelling, and in the spirit
of monetization suggested by his comments, am now offering
the readers of c.u.s.m. an opportunity to purchase
a one-time (unless I change my mind) paid up license that will
allow you to visit the link referenced above and copy my
ramblings into your computer.
I'm thinking that $699.00 is a very reasonable price for that.
As the readership of aplawrence.com is around 100,000 monthly,
I expect to get moderately wealthy from these license sales.
Not nearly as wealthy as Darl expects to get, but then my
needs are probably more simple.
I recognize that some of you may not want to take
advantage of this offer just now because you are under some
confusion that convinces you that there's no reason to pay it.
While that may be true, as soon as David Boises is done
with Microsoft v. IBM, I'll be hiring him to take on this
case. You may well laugh now, thinking "What case?", but
you just wait and see. You'll wish you had forked over the
lousy $699.00 when you had the chance.
Also (and thanks again to Darl for pointing this out), I'm
not happy about this newsgroup giving out free answers to
problems I could charge money for answering. Don't you
people understand that giving things away destroys legitimate
businesses like Darl's and mine?
Well, send me $699.00 and we'll let by-gones be by-gones.
Oh - outside of the U.S. is no problem: PayPal does
currency conversions. Just plug in the email address
below, tell 'em you want to send me $699.00 US and they'll
take care of everything.
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