Posted Mar 9, 2011 22:23 UTC (Wed) by jondkent (guest, #19595)
Parent article: Red Hat and the GPL
omg, everyone here is a lawyer all of a sudden, quoting their own understanding (or not) of the GPL, or what they wish it was, which I think is the main issue.
I'm not going to pretend I understand the GPL fully enough to comment (and wish other would do so), but I'll comment on the negative emotion going on here. Step back and look at what is actually happening here.
- are Red Hat stopping committing upstream - no
- are Red Hat refusing to work with other devs - no
- are Red Hat trying to protect their business - yes
- does this really affect other distros - no; they do not use rhel kernel, at least not the rhel ripoffs
- do you want to use a rhel kernel - no; they are very old and have little in common with the vanilla tree
so what on earth is the issue here? Do not mention the GPL, that is _not_ an issue.