Scyld and GPL

David Vos dvos12 at
Wed Aug 22 10:52:34 PDT 2001

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On Wed, 22 Aug 2001, Sean Dilda wrote:

> On Wed, 22 Aug 2001, Eric T. Miller wrote:
> > I am risking a good flaming here, but I think it's worth it.
> > 
> > This is in regard to ilker ARABACI's post, and my own experience in looking
> > for an ISO image.
> The GPL refers to the source, not the ISO image, and the source is
> there.
> > 
> > Since Scyld is built on top of Red Hat, isn't it subject to the GPL just
> > like any other Linux distribution?  It is my understanding that if any
> > previous code is used to develop a new distribution, then it is clearly a
> > product of the GPL and should be made freely (and easily) available.  Please
> > correct and educate me if I am wrong!
> That code is freely and easily available from
> > 
> > If this is the case, however, will we see the download links given equal
> > billing with the commercial (pay) links on Scyld's homepage?  This seems to
> > be the status quo with all other major Linux distros.  I think many
> > potential clustering enthusiasts are put off at first by the "fog" that
> > surrounds getting your hands on the Scyld software.  This is not indicative
> > of the sense of community fostered by the whole of the Linux family.
> I don't ever recall seeing a link from Red Hat's website to where you
> can download their software.  And for kicks I just went back to their
> website and I am still unable to find a link to where you can download
> their distribution.

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