[RndTbl] RHEL pulls source code

Adam Thompson athompso at athompso.net
Fri Jun 23 01:19:56 CDT 2023

RHEL's own *customers* still have access to the source code for the as-built system, so I think they're in the clear there, but... IANAL.
Yeah, it's unclear what Rocky, Alma, _Oracle_, _Amazon_ and all the other legal copiers will do now.  I'm not sure I'd want an OS driven by Oracle or Amazon, though.  Yuck.
I guess we'll see what everyone else's press releases say over the next couple of weeks.

-----Original Message-----
From: Roundtable <roundtable-bounces at muug.ca> On Behalf Of Trevor Cordes
Sent: Friday, June 23, 2023 1:16 AM
To: roundtable at muug.ca
Subject: Re: [RndTbl] RHEL pulls source code

On 2023-06-23 Adam Thompson wrote:
> Probably perfectly legal, but what a way to say F.U. to the Linux
> community! -Adam

Is this legal, per the GPL?  They make modifications, they release
binaries (though not for free).  Therefore they must release the
sources?  Releasing a different version (I guess what they'll call
their "upstream" may not satisfy the GPL?

Ramifications?  I guess this instantly kills Rocky et al and forces
everyone on "free RHEL" to buy RHEL?  I don't think Rocky et al have
the resources to path & update their distro on their own, and in any
event, it would no longer be "fully RHEL compatible".

Or am I reading this completely wrong?
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