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Linux.com: Open Source Pricing Models

Has anybody noticed the pricing models that companies use
when selling Open Source Software and Free Software?
After
looking around at Best Buy, I became convinced that some of the
Linux distributions were being sold by a company’s finance
department — not by anyone who cares about the Free Software
spirit.”

“Convinced that this was merely a problem with Best Buy, who was
selling Red Hat Linux 6.1 for $79.95, I went to the source of this
issue, Red Hat’s online store, and found that they did indeed sell
it for $79.95. This, as was confirmed by many people I have talked
to, is absolutely incredible, not to mention insane. Granted, they
also sell a $29.99 version and a $149.99 version that are the
“base” and the “professional” versions, respectively. 150 bucks for
a Linux distribution largely based on Free Software? Why would
anyone want to spend more for an operating system than they would
for Windows, especially one that is supposedly free?”

Complete
Story