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Need legal advice re: Redhat enterprise linux


Why does it matter whats GPL and whats not?  Redhat isn't selling a closed source product, anybody can get the SRPMs for RHEL, which is why WhiteBox Linux exists.

Not that I'm switching away from RH9 or Fedora, I think there is a fedora project which is going to provide errata updatees for RH 7 - 9 (though I cant recall the name of this).


On Wed, Apr 14, 2004 at 07:49:53PM +0300, zavandi wrote:
> Bill Horne wrote:
> >Because I signed up for the Redhat update service last year, and
> >Redhat 9 support will end this month, Redhat has given me access to
> >the Redhat Enterprise Linux and Redhat Workstation Linux binaries and
> >source.
> >
> >I'm looking for someone who can examine the licenses and tell me
> >which portions of this software are GPL and which are not.
> I am far from being a lawyer, nor have I used RHEL WS, but I think you 
> could find the licenses of all packages with a command like:
> rpm -qa --queryformat "%{LICENSE} - %{N}\n"
> However, the definitive answer to what a license allows you to do and 
> what doesn't, is to read the license which comes with the source code.

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