> Linux software vendors Caldera, Turbolinx, SuSE and Conective -- but not > Linux industry leader Red Hat -- have formed an alliance called > UnitedLinux for joint distribution and R&D, and will sell jointly > developed products under their own names. Although Linux is given out > free as part of the "open source" programming movement, individual > companies charge for technical support and other services. Why wasn't > Red Hat included in the alliance? It was invited to join, but a Red Hat > executive said: "We are not sure what to make of it, because they called > us yesterday and have been working on it for months. We cannot join > anything we don't understand." (AP/San Jose Mercury-News 30 May 2002) > http://www.siliconvalley.com/mld/siliconvalley/3368020.htm It'll never fly - they're going to charge per-seat for the distribution. Why would anyone pay per-seat for a GPL'd product? John -- # John Madden weez@xxxxxxxxxxxxx ICQ: 2EB9EA # FreeLists, Free mailing lists for all: http://www.freelists.org # UNIX Systems Engineer, Ivy Tech State College: http://www.ivytech.edu # Linux, Apache, Perl and C: All the best things in life are free!