William Hooper whooperhsd3 at
Fri Nov 7 22:11:36 UTC 2003

Gene C. said:
> On Friday 07 November 2003 15:12, William Hooper wrote:
>> Read the RHEL License again.  All it says is that if you have more
>> machines with RHEL than entitlements, Red Hat has the right to cancel
>> your
>> support.  Period.
>> The catch comes in because the reason to buy RHEL is for the support.
>> If
>> it is important enough to need support for 5 years, it is important
>> enough
>> to pay for it.
> IMNAL and I do not work for Red Hat.  However, it is MY understanding that
> you
> cannot use the binary rpms created by RedHat on systems other than
> licensed
> one.  However, you can take the SRPMS which Red Hat has made available for
> download (both original and errata), build binary rpms yourself and then
> use
> those binaries on unlicensed systems.

I have yet to be convinced this is true for GPL binaries.  Other licenses
(BSD as an example) on the other hand it MAY be true for.

William Hooper

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