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

Tue Jan 17 17:52:23 UTC 2006
Alexandru E. Ungur <alexandru at globalterrasoft.ro>

>>> sender: "Rex Dieter" date: "Tue, Jan 17, 2006 at 11:43:34AM -0600" <<<EOQ
> 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.
Well then, doesen't sound that bad after your explanations. Thank you.
I guess I was a little 'overworried'. Reminded me of that interesting
fellow, Jeff Merkey, who wanted to buy the Linux kernel for $50,000 :)

Have a nice evening gents,