There's a problem, though
Posted Feb 17, 2005 4:59 UTC (Thu) by JoeBuck
Parent article: A look at CentOS
If this were only a case of Red Hat enforcing its trademarks, I would have no problem with their action at all. However, their lawyer asserted that Red Hat has the right to deny people the right to link to Red Hat's web site, despite several court decisions that say just the opposite. The exact quote from the lawyergram is "Moreover, our client does not allow others to provide links to our client's web site without permission.". That's news to me; my company internal site has many links to Red Hat's sites, and we never asked for or obtained permission.
I wish Red Hat great financial success (so they can continue to pay lots of talented hackers to work on free software), but I can't tolerate people saying that you have to get permission to make a link. Ever. Red Hat should be asked to retract that statement (or blame the overzealous lawyer for going overboard, which may well be what happened).
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