On Tue, Dec 11, 2001 at 06:09:03PM +0000, Niall Walsh came forth with:
> This makes sense to me, but it's not very simple at all is it!
>> I take it the news here is that RedHat are now bothering to stop this
> and NOT that this can be stopped.
> Have I got this wrong, is their any reason why cheapbytes et al should
> expect to be able to copy RedHat CDs (except that they have ignored it
> up to now)?
>they are free to copy them, and sell them. What they can't do is say
"This is redhat 7.2"
or even "This is based on redhat"
(RH say their support line is getting lots of calls from people, either too
stupid to understand that there's no support when you pay $2 for a CD, or
that want to complain that they got ripped off).
So, you can do what you want with it, no problems there, you just can't say
the words red hat (argh, black helicopters behind me).
(FWIW, Linus has the trademark on Linux. He could be evil and start
complaining of trademark dilution when people use a forked linux kernel
(such as the PPC tree, etc), or when SuSE/RedHat release their versions with
50 bazillion patches in it).
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