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Re: redistribute sudo from disks

On Wed, Jun 08, 2005 at 02:16:30PM +0000, n_powell wrote:
> I am not a lawyer and I was curious about a possible conflict with RH
> licensing...and since I have no intention of running afoul of RH
> licensing I thought I'd appeal to the list for some insight.
> I have a product that pushes packages out to clients on a network...the
> product runs on a RHEL3 machine.  One of the packages it can potentially
> push out is "sudo".  So I wanted to put the sudo rpm in a directory so
> that the software could push it to RHEL3 clients when the sysadmin
> requested it.  However I was thinking that this might be considered
> redistribution of RH package.  If that is the case that is fine it will
> then be up to the sysadmin to deal with getting it for the clients.
> However if this does fall within the scope of RH licensing then I would
> prefer to have the package already sitting there and take that
> responsibility away from the sysadmin.

If these RHEL3 clients have valid subscriptions then you don't have an
issue.  If these RHEL3 clients do not have subscriptions (and they
shouldn't actually be called RHEL3 if they don't), then you may not
redistribute the package (or any other) to them.  If you have any
subscribed systems in your environment, then all must be subscribed.
Alternatively, you can subscribe none.  You can't subscribe a subset of
your systems.

I'm not a lawyer either, but that's how I understand the agreements and
the intention of those agreements.

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

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