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Re: GNU licenses

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: GNU licenses
Date: Wed, 06 Sep 2006 18:30:16 +0200

David Kastrup wrote:
> 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. freeware. Major pain in Red Hat's ass. 

Sponsored by SUN. :-)

It's not certified by Oracle, SAP, and alike Red Hat's partners. 

> > 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?

Hint: "... customers decided that Linux was good enough--for instance, 
some of the things we've been doing recently with Sybase and their IQ 

So it's merely good enough and somewhat cheaper.


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