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Linux Magazine: How "Geeko" Lost His Mojo

Jul 27, 2005, 04:00 (15 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jason Perlow)

[ Thanks to Jason Perlow for this link. ]

"In 2003, when Red Hat abandoned its GNU Public License (GPL) version of Red Hat Linux in favor of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and the deeper pockets of corporate customers, the Linux community and Red Hat fans cried out with (rightful) accusations of abandonment. Indignant, many went looking for greener pastures in the forms of Debian, Mandrake, Xandros, and other end-user distributions with free, community versions.

"But within months, before much damage was done, Red Hat realized its mistake, did an about-face, and launched the Fedora Project--a GPL spin-off of the RHEL code base that serves as the company's bleeding-edge technology demonstration..."

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