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From: Daniel Robbins <drobbins@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@××××××××××.org
Cc: tcb@××.pl
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Poland - IMPORTANT
Date: Thu, 04 Oct 2001 16:15:36
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] Poland - IMPORTANT by tcb
1 On Thu, Oct 04, 2001 at 11:46:13PM +0200, tcb wrote:
2 >
3 > We would like to sell , as your sole representative, Gentoo Linux in Poland.
4 > I'm an investor having shares in some companies also in huge shops and with
5 > perfect relations with the most respective computer and software dealers.
7 Kamil,
9 Thanks very much for your offer to distribute Gentoo Linux in Poland. Here are
10 my thoughts on the subject.
12 Right now, Gentoo Linux is at 1.0_rc6 and we feel that it needs a couple of
13 more months before reaching 1.0. So I do not want to focus on a boxed product
14 right this moment; maybe 3 months down the road would be a good time to start
15 thinking about this.
17 Also, because the Gentoo Linux sources and binaries are freely distributable,
18 there is no legal way I can give you exclusive rights to Gentoo Linux in
19 Poland. You probably know this already, but I thought I should say it just in
20 case.
22 That being said, it would always be possible for us to do an "official" boxed
23 product release in Poland with your personal help, and with you acting as the
24 sole distributor for this official boxed product. As long as we are talking
25 about a "Gentoo Linux, the official boxed software product", rather than
26 "Gentoo Linux the operating system", then we are on the same page. And of
27 course we would certainly appreciate the opportunity to reach computer users in
28 Poland. Please email me personally (drobbins@g.o) and we can discuss
29 this further.
31 Best Regards,
33 --
34 Daniel Robbins <drobbins@g.o>
35 Chief Architect/President
36 Gentoo Technologies, Inc.