[CentOS] Red Hat CEO: Go Ahead, Copy Our Software

Fri Aug 16 16:53:22 UTC 2013
Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>

On 08/16/2013 10:06 AM, Les Mikesell wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 16, 2013 at 9:33 AM, Reindl Harald <h.reindl at thelounge.net> wrote:
>>> So which section of the GPL is it that exempts binaries from being
>>> considered derived works with the same requiremnets?
>> OK you are really that stupid
>> the GPL doe snot talk about binaries at all
> Exactly my point.  Everything is about derived works.  So binaries
> cannot be exempt from the requirement that the work as a whole can
> only be distributed under a license that permits free redistribution
> and that additional restrictions cannot be added.  If you want to
> refute that, please quote the section stating what you think permits
> it.

You CAN distribute both the Source and the Binaries under the GPL.  You
CAN'T do that and be in accordance with the Terms of Service for RHN. 
So, you get to decide what you want to do.  RHN is the customer portal
that gives you access to help, updates, support, etc.

It is in accordance with the GPL and SUSE has the same kind of policies
for SLES.

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