[CentOS] What happened to 6.1

Fri Oct 28 17:47:42 UTC 2011
Ned Slider <ned at unixmail.co.uk>

On 28/10/11 18:31, Les Mikesell wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 12:17 PM, Patrick Lists
> <centos-list at puzzled.xs4all.nl>  wrote:
>>> How is, say, being
>>> required to pay a license fee as a consequence different from losing
>>> something you have already contracted and paid for?
>> It would surprise me if Red Hat would not refund the customer or let
>> them ride out the term of what they have already paid for. And didn't
>> the customer agree to Red Hat's terms (AUP) when they signed the contract?
> The question is, how can a contract containing restrictions on what
> you can do with GPL covered content not invalidate your own right to
> redistribute, given that the GPL prohibits additional restrictions?

As I understand, Red Hat's AUP is more about protecting content other 
than sources and binaries that resides on RHN (yes, RHN is far more than 
just a distribution channel for SRPMs/RPMs). Such content and material 
is vital in supporting it's customers, and I believe the likes of Oracle 
and Suse were leveraging such content to try to sell support to existing 
RHEL customers. This is what Red Hat presumably seeks to stop.