On Tue, 26 Jun 2007, Conor Daly wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 25, 2007 at 12:48:50PM +0100 or so it is rumoured hereabouts,
>paul at clubi.ie thought:
>>>> Contracts that are never needed are contracts customers eventually
>> learn they need not buy. RedHat takes the interesting approach here
>> that their contract says "You buy support for /all/ your installs
>> (and hence declare them all), or you're in breach", which mitigates
>> that somewhat, but still.
> My understanding of this is that RedHat's contract says "you buy
> RHN access for all your installs". You are not buying _support_,
> only access to updates and upgrades.
1. For some definition of support which includes offerings such as
access to updates, upgrades, incident logging, telephone
I thought that would have been clear. ;)
> You can buy support contracts for single systems in a multi-system
Last time I checked RedHat's RHEL support offerings, this wasn't
true. You had declare /all/ your RHEL installs to them (their wording
is "units utilised"), within some defined margin of error. Either
that changed and I missed the news (it would have been a very
significant change), or you're mistaken..
Checked again, and it seems to be section 5 of RedHat's RHEL
subscription agreement, still downloadable at:
(bit of a misleading URL)
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