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Re: doughnuts on a fish hook

On Tuesday, August 26, 2003, at 04:40 PM, Steve Bergman wrote:

This tells me two things:

1. RedHat is one hell of a great Open Source company and truly believes
in Open Source.

I believe this is true as well. With the caveat that the licensing of RHEL is ambiguous (I mean, is it GPL, or isn't it? Will I get sued for putting RHEL 2.1 ISO's on my web site? Handing them out to people?) But their commitment to GPL'ing all of their work is admirable and sets them apart in my mind from competitors like SuSE.

2. RHLP is vitally important to the future of the RHEL line.

Yes. Which is why the concerns expressed here need to be repeated daily until someone from RH takes them seriously.

It may well be that someone at RedHat was *too* excited about the RHLP.

I think perhaps that more preparation should have gone into the announcement. Much of the web content or at least the framework should have been in place at the time of the announcement. But the time for that is behind us. The best thing that can be done now is to address those concerns expediently.


C. Magnus Hedemark
"The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd rather not." - Mark Twain

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