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Re: Intellectual Property II

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: Intellectual Property II
Date: Wed, 04 Jan 2006 20:25:48 +0100

Rui Miguel Silva Seabra wrote:
>    RHEL: over 1500 EUR for subscription

They charge for per seat "services" (mostly bug fixes delivery), not 
GPL'd software as IP. That monetization model fails with stable high 
quality software (vendor lock-in through certification of other stuff 
for not-quite-so-free-as-in-speech-or-beer binaries under trademark 
and per seat service contract protection "as a whole" aside for a 
moment), and it isn't suitable for ethical software providers who 
offer bug fixing for free-as-in-beer until at least Withdrawal from 
Marketing to begin with. You should read and try to understand the 
complaint, really.


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