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Author Josh <josh2780@yahoo.com>
Full name Josh <josh2780@yahoo.com>
Date 2005-04-18 15:21:02 PDT
Message Exactly what I was trying to get from them during my

It got down to I can install the server on multiple
machines, one machine can connect to RHN (because I
only had 1 license), and I can copy the rpms and
install/update them manually on the remaining
machines. Again, I'll forward the email tomorrow and
let you all decide for yourself. I would recommend
contacting RH and verifying if you are still uneasy.


--- Jason Parsons <jparsons-lists@s​affron.net> wrote:
> > I now see you're quoting from the EULA. I am
> referring to the
> > subscription agreement, *that* agreement is
> violated by a
> > *customer* that has more systems running than he
> is paying for.
> Interesting. I read this (from the subscription
> agreement that you
> cite):
> > The term "Services" as used in this Agreement
> means, collectively, the
> > Support Services provided under the purchased
> subscription and defined
> > herein, RHN Services as defined herein, and any
> Learning Services
> > purchased under this Agreement and defined herein.
> [ from I. A.,
> > Subscription Agreement ]
> > "Support Services" means the support services
> provided with the
> > purchased subscription as further defined in this
> Agreement. [ From
> > II. A. 1., Subscription Agreement ]
> > The Support Services purchased by Customer are
> intended for use only
> > for the benefit of the Customer and only for the
> Installed Systems
> > with subscriptions. Customer may not use one
> subscription for Services
> > for more than one Installed System. [ From II. A.
> 2.2., Subscription
> > Agreement ]
> ... as saying that a licensee can only use RedHat's
> *services* for
> licensed systems -- but the definition of their
> services don't include
> the software itself. That is, I would expect a
> licensee would only be
> allowed to directly query RHN from a licensed
> system, and would only be
> entitled to support services for a licensed system.
> I would expect,
> though, that once packages have been downloaded from
> RHN, the license
> on those *packages* would be GPL.
> I don't see how they could claim that the method in
> which you download
> the package could change the license on the package
> itself. Of course,
> I'm not a lawyer.
> - Jason Parsons
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