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RE: $110,000 for Gated Source Code

  • From: Chris MacFarlane
  • Date: Tue Jun 09 08:39:51 1998

However how would you like NSF to require larger funding then they already
get because gated goes for free.

cjm

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-nanog@merit.edu [mailto:owner-nanog@merit.edu]On Behalf Of
> Roeland M.J. Meyer
> Sent: Tuesday, June 09, 1998 2:31 AM
> To: Jon Lewis
> Cc: Scott Mace; brad; nanog@merit.edu
> Subject: Re: $110,000 for Gated Source Code
>
>
> At 11:48 PM 6/8/98 -0400, Jon Lewis wrote:
> >On Mon, 8 Jun 1998, Scott Mace wrote:
> >
> >> I think you would be suprised at the number of commercial
> networking
> >> vendors that use GateD source code as the basis for their routing
> >> protocol suite...
> >
> >And if they're going to sell products based on gated, they should be
> >paying royalties to the Gated Consortium...but why should
> the average ISP
> >that wants to try some of the features of gated 4.x be
> forced to put down
> >a big chunk of change?  Many ISPs will have the attitude "if
> I have to
> >spend X on gated, and still pay for the hardware and figure out the
> >software, I'll just hand the money to Cisco and have one
> company to point
> >fingers at if it doesn't work or breaks."
>
> Actually, I'll just use 3.5.9 and point my corporate fingers
> at MERIT if it
> doesn't work, or breaks. Further, if I have run-rime problems
> I may point
> legal fingers that way, as well. Flemming *has* a point,
> since GateD is NSF
> funded, it shouldn't be for-profit. I guarantee that my tax
> dollars are
> already paying for it. Why should I pay extra?
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