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Re: doughnuts on a fish hook



On Tue, Aug 26, 2003 at 03:49:58PM -0500, Steve Bergman wrote:
> On Tue, 2003-08-26 at 10:44, Troy Dawson wrote:
> >   Buying the Enterprise stuff is not an option.
> 
> I guess this is as good a place as any to ask this question.
> 
> RHEL comes, necessarily, with a support agreement.  The support
> agreement is good for 1 machine. That much is clear.
> 
> But what if you buy, say, 1 copy for every 10 machines and designate
> ahead of time which machines get the support contracts, and which are
> unsupported.  Is this legit?

The licensing for the next release of RHEL isn't set in stone yet, so I'll
answer respective to the RHEL 2.1 license.  Under that license, you would
need a license for every machine that you have RHEL installed on.  So, no,
you wouldn't be able to purchase one copy ofr every 10 machines.

> 
> Also, is it then legit to download security patches from RHN and install
> them on all the machines?

Here's one I can answer a lot better.  All of the code which makes up the
core of RHEL is licensed under the GPL (and other similar licenses.)
Therefore, you can indeed download the security errata from RHN, then push
it out to any machines that you would like.

- jkt

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