[PVE-User] I thought Proxmox VE was free?

Marco Vaschetto m.vaschetto at snservice.net
Tue Oct 11 10:14:47 CEST 2011

I have just one question for see if I understand good:

The bar-metal installer will always download for free but only without 

For all the discussion, the developer (or company)  of proxmox VE is not 
doing some think wrong to anybody but is prepare itself to join in a 
business IT department, because, but all of you know this,
no one business department will use any software without can buy a support.

If the answer of my question are yes, I do not so where are any problem, 
because will burn the unofficial (or official) community where the 
people will ask and answer for the problem found during the 
implementation of this product in him own business.

Sorry for my English, I know it is not perfect.

best regard MV

Il 11/10/2011 09:03, Robert Brockway ha scritto:
> On Tue, 11 Oct 2011, obj at jltechinc.com wrote:
>> Latest opinions there follows the below statements, they're ganging 
>> up on me
>> and I'm tired of trying to help them understand:
> It's worth considering that:
> * A lot of people have no idea what they are talking about when it 
> comes to FOSS.
> * A lot of people have a vested interest in pushing non-FOSS solutions.
> They said:
>>       This doesn't counter the fact that if you run it in production
>>       without paying them your support fee your in violation of their
>>       licensing agreement despite the fact that their software is
>>       based on GPL code and is open source.
> Rubbish.  Can they explain CentOS and Scientific Linux? :)
>>       Citrix charges a lot of money for XenServer, Apple charges a lot
>>       for OS X despite both being based largely on open source
>>       operating systems.
> Wow this person needs to get a clue.  It's perfectly legitimate to 
> sell software that is under many FOSS licenses.  The FOSS components 
> continue to be freely redistributable.  OS X incorporates BSD licensed 
> code which places minimal demands on redistribution.
> Seriously, I don't think I've seen 'IT' people misunderstand FOSS this 
> badly since the early 2000s.
> I used to let things like this worry me but I don't anymore.  I learnt 
> that a significant proportion of the human population are resistant to 
> ideas that challenge their pre-conceived notions[1].
> [1] A recent study I read about on livescience.com goes one further - 
> it posits that some people come to believe their pre-conceived notions 
> stronger in the face of counter-factual evidence.
> My recommendation is to just suggest they educate themselves on FOSS 
> as they are making factual errors and leave it at that.
> Cheers,
> Rob

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