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[vox] [fwd] [red-cap] RHEL proprietary according to Sun
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[vox] [fwd] [red-cap] RHEL proprietary according to Sun

Hehe... *sigh*.  Haven't read yet, but smells like FUD from Sun's
direction, now...

----- Forwarded message from Ed Wilts -----

Date: Wed, 26 May 2004 22:00:14 -0500
From: Ed Wilts
Subject: [red-cap] RHEL proprietary according to Sun
To: redcap list <red-cap-list@redhat.com>

"Sun Microsystems Inc. President Jonathan Schwartz says that he knows
proprietary when he sees it and that Red Hat Inc.'s enterprise operating
system, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, is proprietary."

"Availability of source code isn't what qualifies you as 'not
proprietary'.Sun's definition of proprietary is behavior which defeats
the customer's ability to compete vendors against one another, or choose
from among many 'compatible' implementations. 

Eric Raymond appears to be having fun telling Schwartz how full of it he

I'm surprised that Raymond didn't point out Whitebox Linux, CaOS, or


Ed Wilts, RHCE
Mounds View, MN, USA
mailto:ewilts AT ewilts d.o.t. org
Member #1, Red Hat Community Ambassador Program

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