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Re: How did the FLOSS survive the software patents?

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: How did the FLOSS survive the software patents?
Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2006 22:46:08 +0100 wrote:
> "The subscription agreement used for many of our products, including
> Enterprise Linux, requires customers to agree to a subscription for our
> services for each installed system on which they deploy our
> subscription based products. At the same time, the subscription
> agreement places no restriction on the customer's right to
> redistribute
> the products..."
> ????????????????
> Quite a nice "distribution" model indeed...
> So, all "redistributed" and derivative products would incur the full
> cost of RH "subscription"  per each installation, right ?
> What's the approximate percentage of code in the RH Linux distro done
> by RH itself ?

Doesn't matter. *Freedom* matters.

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