Intel acquiring Pallas

Joel Jaeggli joelja at darkwing.uoregon.edu
Fri Aug 29 14:52:19 EDT 2003


On Fri, 29 Aug 2003, Glen Otero wrote:
> 
> You can redistribute it as long as it doesn't have RH all over it and  
> you don't use the RH name while endorsing/promoting it. I suppose you 
> could say it's RH compliant and built from RH srpms. The loop hole that 
> RH is taking advantage of is the fact that they are compliant with the 
> GPL as long as they release the sources. They comply with the GPL by 
> releasing the sources in srpm format, and so technically do not have to 
> make the isos freely available. By making it slightly difficult to 
> build your own distro, and not offering support to those who do, RH is 
> coaxing people to take the path of least resistance (wrt effort) and 
> buy licenses.

I wouldn't really consider it a loophole, it's compatible with the spirit 
of the gpl. it's not as convenient as some people might like... but the 
sources are all there and they build and work.
 
> Glen
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