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Re: Revisiting an old topic: licensing/titlement and "redistribution"



On Wed, Dec 19, 2007 at 10:41:29PM +0100, Sorin Srbu wrote:
> Ray Van Dolson <> scribbled on Wednesday, December 19, 2007 7:31 PM:
> 
> What you pay for is the patches and support you get over RHN. The media alone
> is as I understand it GPLed. Kinda'. Confusing enough? 8-}

Thanks for the reply... my RH sales rep is telling me differently
though.

They are trying to tell me that one set of "CD's" (installation media
of whatever form) can only be used for one installation.

Or to put it another way, for each installation of RHEL we have, we
should have a corresponding entitlement purchased at some point (even
if it has expired).

I could see this perhaps if:

  - They don't allow redistribution of their compiled binaries as
    provided on the CD's or in the ISO's
  - There is some software that cannot be redistributed on the CD's.
    In this case this software would need to be removed first negating
    the ability to use the media to install to multiple machines
    without an entitlement.

Maybe I need a RH Legal contact to clarify this.  It would be nice to
know for _sure_. :)

Ray



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