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Re: GNU licenses

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: GNU licenses
Date: Wed, 06 Sep 2006 18:07:48 +0200
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Alexander Terekhov <> writes:

> David Kastrup wrote:
> [...]
>> Microsoft would not sell software, they only sell the delivery in form
>> of CDs you are allowed to install.
> You can buy copies online. The point is that you don't have to enter 
> into any services contracts with microsoft.

Well, you can also get whitebox Linux or something like that (don't
remember the name right now) which is basically the RedHat enterprise
software without the service.

> And as for fixing, there's product warranty and free updates. In Red
> Hat's world, stability and good quality is enemy (because they sell
> patching services).

You think RedHat would have a significant customer base of their
products were unstable and low quality?

Who'd buy that?

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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