RHEL Copyright Removal

Anand Vaidya anand at novaglobal.com.sg
Mon Nov 24 04:30:01 EST 2003


You can checkout http://www.whiteboxlinux.org They seem to have successfully 
produced ISOs from RHEL3 sources. The dist is at RC1 now.

Regards,
Anand

On Friday 21 November 2003 23:35, neil.brown at syngenta.com wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> We're having a bit of a dilemma here, as I'm sure many others are, about
> what to use as our standard Linux distro with the end of life of the Red
> Hat family. RHEL or SLES are looking favourites in terms of supportability,
> but of course there's the not insignificant problem of cost. The thought of
> having to pay at least $179 per server, with around 50 compute nodes, along
> with various other non-beowulf Linux servers doesn't appeal.
>
> I've been trying to find out how much effort it takes to strip the RH
> copyrighted bits out of RHEL and compile it for our own use and whether
> doing so reduces it's functionality a great deal. I've trawled the web and
> usenet, but not found much to write home about on the subject.
>
> Have any of you had experiences with such an exercise? Were they positive?
> How much effort was required? I believe ROCKS is based on RHEL 2.1 (not
> sure whether it's ES or AS) so it surely can't be that bad as a cluster
> oriented distro.
>
> Thanks for any suggestions,
> Neil
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