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Re: long term support release



On Fri, Jan 25, 2008 at 07:51:36PM -0500, Jesse Keating wrote:

> Ralf Corsepius <rc040203 freenet de> wrote:
> 
> > The trick would be RH to freely release RHEL instead of forcing others
> > to recompile packages, such these guys can contribute to EPEL instead
> > of having to waste their time and resources on rebuilding.
> 
> No disagreement here.

They don't even need to release "RHEL", but only the packages except
for the trademark packages (images etc.), so that Fedora can simply
create a distro out of it.

<I_am_not_a_lawyer>

Havig said that, in the past I have heard RH people saying that they
don't understand why people are rebuilding the binaries (except
trademark packages etc. of course), as they (the single packages,
not RHEL as a "composition") may be distributed freely.

Either this is not true, or nobody has ever done the work to find
this out in detail.

</I_am_not_a_lawyer>

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