Tuesday, November 11, 2003

Six of one, half a pint of the other

Red Hat users balk at Enterprise Linux licensing Linux may be a free operating system, but the days of free copying may be numbered for Red Hat customers who, as of this spring, will no longer be able to receive support from Red Hat without purchasing a support license for every version of Red Hat's server software that they run. [via Network World Fusion NetFlash]

It'll be interesting to see what Novell (who recently switched to an "unlimited servers" model for one low fee) will do with the SuSE licensing (which follows the newly announced Red Hat model) once the acquisition goes through. Especially as regards NetWare 7, which will contain both a NetWare kernel and a SuSE Linux kernel.

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