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Re: Thoughts from last meeting

Once upon a time, inode0 <inode0 gmail com> said:
> larger offering from Red Hat, EPEL providing piranha + ipvsadm which
> comprise the Load Balancer Add-On is a much bigger concern to me. I
> don't really think EPEL should put Red Hat in the position of having
> to ask for it to be removed. So unless we know that including such
> things is fine with Red Hat in advance I think we should exclude them
> as EPEL providing complete "layered products" or "Red Hat Enterprise
> Linux Add-Ons" seems like crossing a line we shouldn't cross to me.

Um, it is all Open Source software, so if a third party (EPEL or
somebody else) wants to also provide it, Red Hat doesn't really have a
leg to stand on asking it to be removed.  You are perfectly within your
rights to purchase RHEL entitlements and load whatever software you
want, even software that Red Hat offers to support at additional cost,
without paying them any more money (you just won't get any support for

If you don't like that, then don't use EPEL (or any other third party
software repository).

Chris Adams <cmadams hiwaay net>
Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services
I don't speak for anybody but myself - that's enough trouble.

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