[CentOS] using RedHat binary packages?

Wed Jul 3 20:28:30 UTC 2019
Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>

On 7/3/19 1:43 AM, Harald Dunkel wrote:
> Hi folks,
> AFAIK CentOS uses RedHat's source RPMs for building the next CentOS
> release. I am not sure about the bootstrap procedure and the infra-
> structure packages, so lets put these corner cases aside.
> RedHat's "regular" binary and source packages are based on open source
> (GPL2, GPL3, Apache license, whatever). For building the binary RPMs
> other open source RPMs with compatible license conditions are used.
> My question is:
> Are RedHat's binary RPMs "poisoned" somehow, making it impossible for
> CentOS to redistribute RedHat's *binary* packages without going to jail?
> Every insightful comment is highly appreciated.

CentOS is a rebuild of RHEL source code .. we do not distribute RHEL

IANAL - You would need to talk to yours to get an answer to the rest of
your questions.

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