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Re: Hey Terekhov: Wallace lost. Who'd guess.... ;)

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: Hey Terekhov: Wallace lost. Who'd guess.... ;)
Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2006 01:13:46 +0200

David Kastrup wrote:
> Alexander Terekhov <> writes:
> > David Kastrup wrote:
> > [...]
> >> Then there is no predatory pricing since RedHat is not selling below
> >> cost at all.
> >
> > RedHat sells support, delivery, and maintenance contracts on annual
> > subscription bases.  RedHat's GPL'd IP in pooled derivative and
> > collective works is price-fixed at "no charge" and is available
> > gratis.
> How can one talk about "price-fixed at no charge" in the same
> paragraph with "sells delivery contracts"?  The price obviously is not
> fixed but variable, and people make use of the variation.

Uh. Ok, once again: RedHat's IP is "price-fixed at no charge" and
is available gratis. Nothing variable. Ancillary service that they 
supply is priced far above costs of providing the service (above
predatory levels) and it is used to recoup loses from GPL 
conspiracy and turn a profit. Got it now?


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