[ILUG] Redhat Licensing
paul at clubi.ie
Tue May 4 11:48:41 IST 2004
On Tue, 4 May 2004, Niall O Broin wrote:
> What I quoted comes from the file called EULA in the rood directory of RHES
> ver. 3 CD 1. From memory (I'm nowhere near the CD) it's the same file as can
> be seen at http://www.redhat.com/licenses/rhel_rha_eula.html.
Which product did you select from the /licenses URL to get to that?
Cant get to it from the menu.
Anyway, that's a fairly standard boilerplate "each package has its
own licence - nearly all open source, collective work is GPL, we
retain rights to our trademark, no warranty, we cant export to
certain countries, etc." - not very interesting, standard stuff.
> The subscription agreement as can be seen at
This is the interesting one. And contains no reference to EULA btw,
but it does include the text of the previous URL under Appendix 1 (at
least at a brief read). It's the terms of this Subscription Agreement
which the /. kiddies love to try make out as being some kind of
licencing programme for Linux.
> is an entirely different document and has nothing much to do with
> software licenses - indeed, it specifically refers to the EULA for
> information about software licenses.
Does not :) - it contains this "EULA" under Appendix 1, but the word
EULA isnt there anywhere. Anyway, that boilerplate EULA isnt
interesting, whether it appears on it's own on the CD or within the
subscription agreement or not.
> Perhaps that is the document you refer to as "RHEL Support
> Agreement" Paul?
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