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Re: What do you think of Centos



On 2/22/06, Les Mikesell <lesmikesell gmail com> wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-02-22 at 13:18, Christofer C. Bell wrote:
>
> > That is *not* the spirit of Free software.  That *not*
> > "the whole idea."
>
> The whole idea of the GPL is that if you receive something you
> must be allowed to redistribute it without any additional
> restrictions and any modifications must also be covered by
> the GPL.  And if you do redistribute you must make the source
> available.

That's right, and the underlying justification, the reason, is "being
a good neighbor."  I don't think taking Red Hat's work, stripping it
of trademarks, and then sending it back out the door (regardless of
how *legal* it is) is morally justifiable. It's not "being a good
neighbor."

--
Chris

"I trust the Democrats to take away my money, which I can afford.  I
trust the Republicans to take away my freedom, which I cannot."


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