[ale] Red Hat and the GPL

Chris Ricker kaboom at gatech.edu
Mon Dec 15 12:35:21 EST 2003

On Fri, 12 Dec 2003, Michael D. Hirsch wrote:

> > And some people, perfectly legally, do take the source to Red Hat
> > Enterprise Linux minus trademarked RH images, rebuild it, and redistribute
> > it under another name....
> Why take the source?  Aren't the binaries redistributable, too?  At least, 
> that's how I read the GPL.  Of course, that requires at least one license.

Like you said, that requires at least one license. There's also the matter
that it's probably legal, but a bit more gray.... If you're, say, a US 
national government laboratory (to use one example of an organization which 
is doing this), why take even the slight risk?


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