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Re: FSF : lackeys of their corporate masters

From: Stefaan A Eeckels
Subject: Re: FSF : lackeys of their corporate masters
Date: Fri, 7 May 2004 01:42:17 +0200

On 06 May 2004 21:21:10 +0200
David Kastrup <> wrote:

> Stefaan A Eeckels <> writes:
> > David Kastrup <> wrote:
> > 
> > > According to your logic, companies like RedHat should be dead,
> > > because they produce only reproducible stuff.
> > 
> > First, this isn't true. I don't know RedHat,
> You are making a spectacle out of yourself, claiming to know the truth
> about things which you at the same time admit to don't know.

Sometimes you're way over the top. RedHat's site talks a
lot about Open Source, but doesn't seem to say that they
never include non-free software. CheapBytes sells cheap
Fedora CDs, but RedHat Professional Workstation is the
real McCoy (just $5.45 cheaper than RedHat's MRSP). Is
it unreasonable to suspect Professional Workstation's
license prohibits CheapBytes from copying it?

If I'm wrong, please point me to the page where it's stated
that I can copy the entire PW package and sell those copies.
If I can't do that, then they do not "produce only reproducible

> > but I do know SuSE and they add non-GPLed stuff such as YaST to
> > their distribution,
> I was not talking SuSE as an example.
> > so that the cheapskates from CheapBytes cannot reproduce the
> > complete package.
> The cheapskates from CheapBytes _are_ reproducing RedHat CDs.

Yep - Fedora. But not the others. 

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