GPL and RHEL
whooperhsd3 at earthlink.net
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
>> support. Period.
>> The catch comes in because the reason to buy RHEL is for the support.
>> it is important enough to need support for 5 years, it is important
>> to pay for it.
> IMNAL and I do not work for Red Hat. However, it is MY understanding that
> cannot use the binary rpms created by RedHat on systems other than
> 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
> 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.
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