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 From:  "Joe" <joe at raid5 dot us>
 To:  "'Daniel L. Hunter'" <dhunter at TechMethods dot com>, <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] M0n0wall Consulting
 Date:  Tue, 11 Jan 2005 18:18:26 -0600
I do not know the legality of "selling" M0n0wall since it is freely
available. I feel it to be unethical to sell it and not donate the proceeds
to the authors. I charge for the consultation, design, hardware and setup
with the donation for the code built in.


-----Original Message-----
From: Daniel L. Hunter [mailto:dhunter at TechMethods dot com] 
Sent: Tuesday, January 11, 2005 4:45 PM
To: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
Subject: [m0n0wall] M0n0wall Consulting

I hope this question isn't inappropriate in this forum.  If so, I apologize.

I notice that a lot of the people on this mailing list are consultants, 
as am I (I mostly create websites and web based applications for small 
businesses, but I also do some simple networking and general 
consulting).  I'm currently using M0n0wall to protect several different 
networks.  My question is this; Is anyone selling M0n0wall as a solution 
to their clients?  Do you find that M0n0wall mature enough as a product 
to sell?  Am I way out of line even asking such a question?  I 
appreciate all of the hard work that Manuel and everyone else has put 
into this great tool and certainly wouldn't want to step on anyone's 
toes.  I wouldn't actually be selling the firewall as much as charging 
for my time setting up and configuring it.  And, of course, I would 
fully follow the license agreement.  I just think M0n0wall is an 
incredibly valuable tool and that there would be a market for this kind 
of service.

Are the makers of (and contributors to) M0n0wall opposed to people 
making money off of this great product?  In general, how do you all feel 
about consultants making money off of open source tools?

Thanks for your input.

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