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Re: $110,000 for Gated Source Code
At 11:48 PM 6/8/98 -0400, Jon Lewis wrote: >On Mon, 8 Jun 1998, Scott Mace wrote: > >> I think you would be suprised at the number of commercial networking >> vendors that use GateD source code as the basis for their routing >> protocol suite... > >And if they're going to sell products based on gated, they should be >paying royalties to the Gated Consortium...but why should the average ISP >that wants to try some of the features of gated 4.x be forced to put down >a big chunk of change? Many ISPs will have the attitude "if I have to >spend X on gated, and still pay for the hardware and figure out the >software, I'll just hand the money to Cisco and have one company to point >fingers at if it doesn't work or breaks." Actually, I'll just use 3.5.9 and point my corporate fingers at MERIT if it doesn't work, or breaks. Further, if I have run-rime problems I may point legal fingers that way, as well. Flemming *has* a point, since GateD is NSF funded, it shouldn't be for-profit. I guarantee that my tax dollars are already paying for it. Why should I pay extra? ___________________________________________________ Roeland M.J. Meyer, ISOC (InterNIC RM993) e-mail: <mailto:email@example.com>firstname.lastname@example.org Internet phone: hawk.mhsc.com Personal web pages: <http://www.mhsc.com/~rmeyer>www.mhsc.com/~rmeyer Company web-site: <http://www.mhsc.com/>www.mhsc.com/ ___________________________________________ SecureMail from MHSC.NET is coming soon!