[CentOS-devel] Re: This might be of interest to CentOS developers

Tue Jan 17 17:43:34 UTC 2006
Rex Dieter <rdieter at math.unl.edu>

Shawn M. Jones wrote:

> Based on the link, it looks like they want a CUSTOM version of 
> RHEL/CentOS with their own artwork in it.  Maybe RJ Solutions is a big 
> corporation that wants its own corporate images splashed all over its 
> desktops.  I believe the CentOS distro is licensed under the GPL.  As 
> long as they don't distribute it outside their organization, then they 
> do not need to provide this to anyone else.  The minute they distribute 
> the GPL dictates that they must hand over source code.

Specifically, the GPL requires them to "hand over source code" 
(only/at-least) to those to who they distribute the GPL binaries.  They 
don't (necessarily) have to provide the source to everyone.

-- Rex