Re: Obsolesence of Intellectual Property

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Thu Aug 03 2000 - 11:58:34 MDT

Robert Sweeney wrote:
> Michael S. Lorrey wrote on Wed, 02 Aug 2000 10:03:13 -0400:
> > [...]
> > Except that linux is NOT free. It typically is sold on CD-ROM for
> > $40-80, which is little different from other operating systems. Can I
> > reproduce a Redhat CD-ROM and sell them for a buck if I want to? No, I
> > can't.
> Actually, I think you can. Check , which sells lots
> of Linux and related stuff roughly at the costs of reproduction (even
> "Linux By The Pound"). They have a whole "Red Hat" corner. The $40-80 that
> "Official" Red Hat costs is largely for the support RH supposedly
> offers.

So the 'Official' Red Hat CANNOT be reproduced, and I cannot sell or give away
the work of Red Hat (whether its their programming work or their Customer
Support work is really irrelevant, and a pointless distinction) without
compensating them to the degree they desire.

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