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Re: [SLE] Can O' Worms, but Important for the Future of Linux
- From: jpennington@xxxxxxxxx (Jon Pennington)
- Date: Tue, 14 Dec 1999 12:36:51 -0600
- Message-id: <99121412485606.10978@eureka>
Hi! Good to hear from the illusive Alpha Female :].
I hope you don't mind the public re-post here, but what you said was Soo
relevant to my point. For a switch, I'm not being sarcastic, either...
On Fri, 17 Dec 1999, you wrote:
>Morning, Jon -
>> Stop bitching every time somebody tries to make a living.
>Jon, if ya read the fine print (TM), ya might notice the problem isn't
>so much cost, it's license violation.
>Nobody's bitching about making a living. The question of on whose back
>that living is being made, however, will eventually come into play.
I'm saying that it's not a license violation. If no GPL code was used in the
proprietary cluster management software (that which TurboLinux is making their
living from, in this example), it's perfectly legal.
<shameless plug> We sell lots of third-party software at Atipa; XiG's
Accellerated X, Phoenix Technologies' DMZ-style firewall, we're an OSS
reseller, and VMWare, among other things. </plug> The only thing that sets the
Turbo people away from the other companies I just mentioned is that Turbo also
packages a fully-functional Linux distribution with their clustering software.
Perhaps if TL Cluster were a separate product from their brand of Linux, this
wouldn't be a problem.
Turbo has done what countless other companies have done before; take Red Hat
Linux almost verbatim, recompiled it, and added a few tweaks. It should be
noted that TL Cluster (IIRC) is based on RH6.0, which is almost 100% GPL.
They're not making money or restricting the distribution, they're selling the
*tools* that come with it. I applaud them for ingenuity, but maybe their
packaging scheme does need a little bit of re-tooling...
Jon Pennington | Atipa Linux Solutions -o)
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