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Re: Red Hat 9

On Thu, Mar 27, 2003 at 09:38:11AM +1100, Kevin Waterson wrote:
> This one time, at band camp,
> Brent Fox <bfox redhat com> wrote:
> > We won't release errata or updates for 7.3 after the End Of Life period
> > arrives.  With the RHL line, there's no distinction between paying
> > customers and unpaid customers once the product goes EOL. 
> Ok, so if 9.0 goes EOL, I cannot get updates unless I use the
> Enterprise line

There is no 9.0.  There is only 9.

There is no guarantee that any Enterprise product will be compatible
with 9. 

> > If you really need a version that you can run for 5 years, then
> > buy the Enterprise line and pay us for that level of service.
> Across our network this could be quite expensive, with approx 600 
> installations, more on that later. What I cannot see, is how you
> can be offering updates to the Enterprise line, without making 
> the source available. Perhaps I am missing something bleeding
> obvious here.

The obvious part is that the source code is currently available.  It
does not have to be made available to everyone in the future - just
to those who request it from those who purchased the binaries.

Ed Wilts, Mounds View, MN, USA
mailto:ewilts ewilts org
Member #1, Red Hat Community Ambassador Program

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