Tuesday, April 06, 2004

: "Q. What is Fermi Linux LTS?
A. Fermi Linux LTS (Long Term Support) is in essence RedHat Enterprise, recompiled.
What we have done is taken the source code from RedHat Enterprise (in srpm form) and recompiled them. The resulting binaries (now in rpm form) are then ours to do with as we desire as long as we follow the License from that original source code, which we are doing.
We are choosing to bundle all these binaries into a linux distribution that is as close to RedHat Enterprise as we can get it. The goal is to ensure that if a program runs and is certified on RedHat Enterprise, then it will run on the corresponding Fermi Linux LTS release.

Q. Is that legal?
A. Yes

Q. Are you sure?
A. Yes

Q. I really don't want to get into legal trouble, please convince me that this is legal."
A. [gwork: go read]...