LONG RANT [RE: RHEL Copyright Removal]

Michael Huntingdon hunting at ix.netcom.com
Tue Nov 25 01:19:16 EST 2003


Huge suprise to all of us. Someone or a group of folks will have to jump
in, write the code and fill the void. Not sure something like with will
take long.

At 05:30 PM 11/24/2003 -0800, Bill Broadley wrote:
>On Mon, Nov 24, 2003 at 10:01:30PM +0800, Laurence Liew wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> 
>> RedHat have annouced academic pricing at USD25 per desktop (RHEL WS
>> based) and USD50 for Academic server (RHEL ES based) a week or so ago.
>
>This sounded relatively attractive to me, until I found out that
>USD25 per desktop for RHEL WS did NOT include the Opteron version.
>
>To add insult to injury RHEL ES does not support opteron.
>
>> Now... I believe the USD25 and USD50 are acceptable pricing for the
>> value that RHEL + RHN brings to the customer (academic). The cost of the
>> OS is a small fraction of the total value of the cluster.
>
>Alas if you buy a AMD64 laptop, desktop, or server it's a minimum of
>$792.  If you want named, dhcpd, and friends it's $1992.
>
>-- 
>Bill Broadley
>Mathematics
>UC Davis
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