Storm in a teacup
Posted Jul 15, 2006 1:34 UTC (Sat) by jhoger
Parent article: Ubuntu open to aiding derivative distributions (NewsForge)
So say someone malicious (a competitor) organizes thousands of others as an "attack" on your boutique distro. They don't really need the source, they just want to give you a hard time. Say they are serious and make 1000 requests. You make an offer to each of the 1000 via email to provide each of them a copy for the nominal $10 copying fee per CD, with say 3 CDs. They accept your offer, and you order a CD company to start making copies. At the end of this production and fulfillment process, you make $30,000 in revenue.
Nice problem to have. Where do I sign up?
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