Contributed by mk/reverse on from the release management dept.
Many people wrote us about this post to misc@ by Theo:
I think now is a good time to say that I am disappointed at the pre-orders we have received for the OpenBSD 3.6 CD, thus far. We know that increasingly people are moving to FTP installs (especially since we made it just as easy as the CD), but the donations which could balance out the loss in revenue are not coming in are not even close to balancing this out.
If this follows previous sales .. shall I say curves... that we have seen, this will make it difficult for us to make releases on CD in the future.
I thought I should say something. Of course, I don't know what there is that we can do about it.
But please don't give me or the list suggestions. Suggestions will not get us anywhere.
This is not good news. We encourage everyone who uses OpenBSD for commercial purposes to support all the hard work done on the OpenBSD project by preordering a cd set or (not exclusively) making a donation.
Also, the new 3.6 song is out. It would be nice if everyone tried to grab it from the mirrors as it becomes available. New t-shirts are also available, and this is a great way to support the project if you're only doing ftp installs.
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