> [ I take it you're not just talking about the linux kernel here ]
>> So, by that rationale, I should be able to go and get a copy of RHEL,
> politely decline the support and get a copy for free (yes, "as in beer").
Correct. You just cannot use RHN because its the "service".
They only provide you with the SRPM's as per the gpl, so you just
compile it and you have the distro right? Free, as in beer (but homebrew
and not guinness).
Whitebox linux. Its a free version of RHEL without the logos. BUT, you
dont get the other part of the service you pay for: The redhat support.
> This is not the case. The GPL doesn't stipulate free-of-charge either.
> Linux costs whatever the guy you bought it from charged, regardless of what
> else was included.
Agreed (i think)
>> You PAY FOR LINUX and they include services and support as part of the
> price. Saying that RHEL is free-of-charge is like saying that Internet
> Explorer is free-of-charge, or for that matter the cup o' tea on an Aer
> Lingus flight is free. They are both part of the price.
Disagree for the above reasons.
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