[CentOS] RHEL changes

Tue Jan 26 07:10:15 UTC 2021
Ljubomir Ljubojevic <centos at plnet.rs>

On 1/26/21 2:25 AM, Frank Cox wrote:
> On Tue, 26 Jan 2021 01:05:54 +0000
> Phil Perry wrote:
>> Let me rephrase then. If you were installing Windows on that machine for 
>> your customer, who would 'own' the licence - you or your customer?
> I'd have the customer buy it, just like I have the customer buy the hardware today.
> My usual practice is to give the customer a shopping list.  "Here's what you need.  Let me know when you have one."  I don't do hardware at all.  Any parts or repaired units that I pick up from the computer store are billed to the customer, not to me.

I have same business model. In my part of the world anything except
Windows is barely understood by general population, and trying t explain
overloads their minds and their eyes glaze over.
Since I can not provide VAT return/rebate for anything, I prepare the
list of hardware or even invoice for what needs to be bought and they
pay for it.

But even simple thing like buying space on Google account with
debit/credit card is too complicated for some so I ended up paying with
my card to get them more "Gmail space", and was unable to organize that
they replace my card with their card for several months, it took me 5
minutes of explaining so they understand why that is important.
So idea that customer will manage RHEL licenses is in my case ludicrous.

Since I manage clients PC's/networks for 20 years and I do not advertise
but get new clients via word of mouth, all clients just decide to trust
me and give me total control beside paying for what needs to be bought
on my recommendation without getting into details.

Only thing I can do to make Dev account theirs is to create separate
e-mail on their domain that I will have access to (I am guessing they
will forget it even exists in few months) so that Red Hat does not think
I own large number of systems. That is for those clients who actually
own domain...

Ljubomir Ljubojevic
(Love is in the Air)
PL Computers
Serbia, Europe

StarOS, Mikrotik and CentOS/RHEL/Linux consultant