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to question the legality of the Centos 4.2 Release

Posted: 2005/12/23 20:56:58
by nuddelaug
Hi everyone,

i've been using Whitebox 3 for a long time, and gave up running after the released updates from redhat.
in my current company we are trying to replay a few hundred host form old RedHat to a new release.
My first opinion was to use RedHat EL 4 but struggling around with the Support an a few (hundred) Disclamer,
Trademarknotices and co. we've decided that it wouldnt be legal to use RedHat EL 4 without buying licenses.

I got an note from a friend that Centos has more people to deal with than Whitebox has/had, so i downloaded
Centos 4.2 installed it and wow i found the RedHat Logos (Shadowman) and other RedHat Trademarks.

AFAIK if RedHat didnt prompt permission to Centos for this, the Release whould be illegal, and it wouldnt be wise
to deploy it on 200 Servers.

Can someone share light in this conclusion ?
thanks

Kind Regards
Michael Lang

Re: to question the legality of the Centos 4.2 Release

Posted: 2005/12/24 08:39:06
by w5set
http://www.centos.org/modules/tinycontent/index.php?id=5
http://www.centos.org/modules/smartfaq/faq.php?faqid=9
I think this subject was corrected a few months ago...

Re: to question the legality of the Centos 4.2 Release

Posted: 2005/12/24 09:30:24
by nuddelaug
thanks for your answer,

thats good so cause we are planing a hugh rollout ...