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Re: FSF : lackeys of their corporate masters

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: FSF : lackeys of their corporate masters
Date: 07 May 2004 11:00:52 +0200
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Michael Elizabeth Chastain <> writes:

> I hate to spend much energy on this discussion, but CheapBytes does not
> quite sell exact reproductions of Red Hat Linux.  According to
>, they sell "Pink Tie Linux".  And the reason that
> they sell "Pink Tie Linux" instead of "Red Hat Linux" is that Red Hat
> threatened to sue them.

Over the trademark, not the material.  And since RedHat got tired over
getting accused over this, they invented the "Fedora" farce.  Which
you can again copy without restriction, _verbatim_, because it does
not contain their trademark (which they have to defend or lose) in the
first place.

Now the only product with a RedHat _trademark_ on it is the
professional version, and they don't sell as much the media, as the
support model for it.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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