Re: Fedora and the System Administrator

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On Thu, 2003-10-02 at 19:39, Tom 'spot' Callaway wrote:
> On Thu, 2003-10-02 at 20:34, Miguel M wrote:
> > Erik Williamson wrote 2003-10-02
> > 
> > >I inquired about what would happen if one was to (after one year) simply 
> > >get the SRPMS that are released as updates, compile and redistribute to 
> > >existing machines... but that's a no-no.
> > 
> > And what would happen if (after one year) one downloads
> > the update SRPMS to existing machines and compiles
> > independently the same packages in everyone of them?
> I've been staying out of this one, but I will clear this up. You're free
> to do whatever you want with the SRPMS. Distributing the binary updates
> that Red Hat delivers for RHEL is a no-no, but you can make your own
> binaries from the SRPMS and build a pirate ship out of them if it makes
> you happy.

<the whirring sound of a can opener is heard>
If the binary is GPL, really I don't see how you stop that from being
redistributed either. That is an additional encumbrance not compatible
with the GPL.

> We don't have to do this (SuSE doesn't do this for SLES). We're just
> that nice. :)

Nope, you don't have to. But I am glad you do. :)

Bill Anderson
RHCE #807302597505773

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