NewsForge: Lindows says OEMs are Responding to “Builder Program”

“Larry Kettler, the new director of Builder sales at Lindows,
says the response to last month’s announcement of the Builder
Program ‘has been overwhelming.’ In an email letter, he says that
many OEMs are preparing to launch LindowOS on ‘a number of computer
system SKUs [stockkeeping unit].’

“The Builder Program, designed by Michael Robertson’s company,
Lindows.com, offers original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) a flat
fee license to install LindowsOS on new systems. Microsoft charges
computer builders a per-system fee.

“According to Lindows, OEMs will be able to license the product
for a flat monthly fee, installing it on as many or as few systems
as desired.

“‘To join the Lindows.com Builder’s Program, and become
authorized to license LindowsOS on as many computer systems that
you want each month, there is a Membership Fee of $500 US, which
includes your first month of licensing. Then, every month
thereafter, you will be automatically billed a flat licensing fee
of $500 US each month. That’s it…!'”


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