[ILUG] Redhat Licensing
Niall O Broin
niall at linux.ie
Tue May 4 12:30:34 IST 2004
On Tuesday 4 May 2004, paul at clubi.ie (Paul Jakma) wrote:
>On Tue, 4 May 2004, Niall O Broin wrote:
>> I didn't - from the menu you get to the subscription agreement by
>> selecting RHES 3 (U.S.) and from there, there's a link to the EULA.
>Oh that wee link to the left? Its included in Appendix 1 anyway.
>> It is - it's a licensing programme for RedHat supported Linux. But
>> that's a different kettle of fish.
>Err, no. It's a subscription agreement. RedHat do not offer any
>licence other than GPL'ing the collective work. Wrt to their
>trademarked stuff, they offer /no/ licence at all, other than that
>you can install it from the CD. Indeed, I suspect their entire
>subscription agreement hinges around whether you install the
Hmm - I'd submit that the term "licensing program" is valid there BUT given
the potential for confusion with the general concept of software licensing,
I'll agree that it should best not be used here.
>Clearly, RedHat are even more deviously evil than we at first
Yes, indeed, they wanted my first born as a guarantee that I'd comply with
their agreement. But hey, as you know, I have spares . . .
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