On Wed, 5 Jun 1996 .
> >> I need very urgent an answer what we must pay for a
> >>commercial license for
> >> the firewall toolkit.
> >> On the ftp-server of TIS I don't found the pricing for a
> >>commercial license.
> >Why don't you ask them?
> >If you would rather have me ask them, my fee to act as your
> >agent would be
> >US$2,000 per day. Send me email to get my bank account
> >information to
> >deposit the money.
> Please do not use this forum for advertising your services.
I thought the ridiculously high dollar figure would make everyone realize
that this was a bit of sarcasm but I added the winking smiley just to be
sure. For the record, I don't charge $2,000 per day to make a few phone
calls that people can make for themselves.
> I personally have had trouble getting simple answers from
> companies, and I don't think Ralf's question was out of line.
He wants to negotiate a dealership agreement and you think that's a good
question for the list? IMHO it's OK for end-users to ask "how much will it
cost me" but dealers had better find out for themselves.
> Is your arrogant, condescending, and unprofessional attitude
> a reflection on your entire British Columbia based company?
I'll agree with the arrogant part and the message was definitely
condescending, but I draw the line at "unprofessional". The most
unprofessional thing I do on this list is give away information and
opinions for free. That is the mark of an amateur.
But I do try to give the most accurate and complete answers that I can.
Sometimes that means I do a little bit of research before answering the
question. In the case above, my research included a quick check of the TIS
website and a readthrough of their license agreement to refresh my memory.
But I'm human to and subject to all the emotional foibles of being human
and, being that I'm arrogant, can't resist dishing out a little sarcastic
humor with my advice sometimes. Consider it my emotional payment for the
Michael Dillon ISP & Internet Consulting
Memra Software Inc. Fax: +1-604-546-3049
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