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I like the idea of commercial usage funding the mailing list/m0n0wall,
inclusive of sponsored m0n0.ch links and mailing list posts. I think
there should be some form of governance, such as 1 post per 4 days from
any sponsor but a maximum of some odd number in a month, etc. The
numbers used are for display purposes.
Similar restrictions could be imposed for hobbyists that have hardware
for sale. The hobbyist class of message should not have to pay.
For the purposes of filtering/sorting, the postings could be modified
with a new header such as: [m0n0wall] [commercials]. The hobbyist and
business traffic should be mixed, which gives a little extra value to
the business traffic's ads.
I've pondered the eBay response that I gave in the primordial stage of
this thread. My response to that is that I believe a third party
transaction system, like an auction house, could be beneficial for the
security minded crowd's sales. Private auctions can be held, but there
really shouldn't be any restrictions imposed by the mailing list on the
method of sale.
I certainly have enjoyed funding my hobby with my hobby and I'm no
stranger to sales of Computing equipment. It's possible that I will be
establishing a consulting company in the near future, but it's also
possible that I'll go a different direction. As it would involve
consulting, I am staking a claim in the interest of commercials on this
Lee Sharp wrote:
> Ron Carter wrote:
>> I have two of these type of systems with 2 - 800 and 2 - 733
>> processors. I have 768 meg of ram in both servers. They run great.
>> They are very loud and run hot with out enough cooling. If we added
>> a seperate area for this type of sales area, I think it would be
>> great. Finding hardware for monowall for me has been a challenge. I
>> don't know enough all the supported hard yet.
> Lots of us talk about hardware that works, and quite often. Several of
> us also sell m0n0wall as a business. When people ask, I mention how I
> sell m0n0wall as a service. I also provide a few links to hardware I
> know works well, and meets the requirements listed. If you are having
> trouble, ask the list. If you need more help, consider asking some of
> the people who answer if they can sell you a package with support. I am
> not the only one in the m0n0wall business on this list. :)
> I also think it is important to separate people selling old stock, and
> businesses selling inventory. Commercial sellers should pay to advertise.
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