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internetnews.com: Attack of The Red Hat Clones?

Mar 10, 2005, 14:30 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"Less than a month after the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) version 4, the number one Linux distributor finds itself walking a fine line in protecting its trademark from clones of its latest product.

"One of the fundamental tenets of open source, and in particular the General Public License, under which the Linux kernel is licensed, is that software is free and can be modified, copied and redistributed.

"That means there's not much Red Hat can do beyond protecting its own trademarks on its RHEL 4 product..."

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