[lug] Fedora *MEETS* KRUD comments wanted

Jeffrey Siegal jbs at quiotix.com
Fri Sep 26 14:23:09 MDT 2003

Ed Hill wrote:
> OK, theres still one area where I think a lot of people are perhaps
> (severely?) overestimating the cost of RHEL when used for multiple
> machines.
> Whats to stop you from buying a small number of copies of RHEL (WS, ES,
> or AS) and a small number of RHN subscriptions and then using your own
> INTERNAL (to your company) mechanisms to distribute the updates to
> multiple internal machines?
> Remember, Red Hat is very careful to include only Open Source packages
> in their distributions

I'm not sure that's true for RHEL, but see below anyway.

> so I don't see where you'd be violating any
> copyright laws.

You're not violating copyright laws, but you would be violating the 
contract you have with Red Hat for the RHN *service*.

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