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Re: GNU licenses

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: GNU licenses
Date: Wed, 06 Sep 2006 21:01:15 +0200
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Alexander Terekhov <> writes:

> John Hasler wrote:
>> > Well, you can also get whitebox Linux or something like that...
> [Red Hat's free-riders]
>> White Box Linux and Centos.
> WBL is not well supported. Centos has more friends (Sun Microsystems
> and OpenSolaris Project). At some point Red Hat will have to fire
> core programmers

They have fluctuation already.

> and only packagers will stay

Unlikely, since RedHat has Cygnus as a subsidiary, and GCC rides on

> (free-riders do not have the overhead of patronage and can offer the
> same patching services). Red Hat's only hope is certifications
> lockin barrier.

Well, and brand recognition.  They still have an impressive set of
kernel and compiler developers.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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