THAT is what I was talking about. Do not try to hide the fact that it
is something they can get for free. Providing a "Value Add" is where
the money is, anyone can install it, but can they "Use" it, being can
they actually secure a network with it, and fix it when a problem
arises. I have no issue with that, I do it with Linux/other stuff
quite often, but I do not hide the fact that I am not the one who
Honesty is the best policy, and not _just_ my Mother said that :o)
On 6/15/06, Lee Sharp <leesharp at hal dash pc dot org> wrote:
> On Thu, 15 Jun 2006 16:00:13 +0200
> "Jonathan De Graeve" <Jonathan dot De dot Graeve at imelda dot be> wrote:
> >> If the dev dude ever decided to take it commercial, I think
> >> he could beat out a good number of the ones that sell for very high
> >> dollars!
> > I'm sure some people already do sell this firmware rebranded under
> > own name.
> I do, in a way. It is still m0n0wall, and all licenses remain intact.
> We re-brand it, but in no way take credit. We just sell the hardware
> with service and support. (Also a few other changes, like change the
> default config to the nics in the box, not sis0 and sis1) One guy
> looked and said, "Hey I can get that free!" We said, "Of course. The
> web site is..." After looking at it, and the forums, and seeing my
> name, he called us back. :-) A few other vendors on here also sell
> m0n0 systems. The key is not trying to hide what it is. Installing a
> "solution" is a lot of work. Many people are willing to pay for that.
> More are willing to pay for a phone number they can call. There is
> enough money to be made honestly.
When all you have is a hammer, everything starts to look like a nail.
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