Eric at on 5 Mar 2011 12:38:50 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Exactly what is RedHat doing?

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I saw this too.  I think it's simply a business decision to keep their RHEL
support business.  Not sure how I feel about it... it's their distro so they can
patch it any way they like.  It does seem cynical but as long as they are
abiding by the GPL they don't really owe CentOS or Oracle anything.

I use Ubuntu.


On 03/05/2011 02:54 PM, Art Clemons wrote:
> It appears that Red Hat has secretly patched what it sells as RHEL and
> it claims it did so to make it difficult for CentOS and Oracle to offer
> support for RHEL.  Apparently it releases involve a kernel with all of
> its patches already applied, rather than releasing a kernel and then
> patches.
> Red Hat claims it's not violating GPL, but it is interesting to see this
> cropping up now. I wondered when someone would find an opening and
> attempt to exploit it.

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