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tux99
 Posted: Apr 1 2016, 10:26 AM
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Looks like Redhat is feeling the pressure, with more and more developers being Debian/Ubuntu based, they want to stimulate people to use RHEL instead by giving away free RHEL subscriptions:

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We want to do our part to help developers succeed, which is why today, as part of the Red Hat Developer Program, we are making Red Hat Enterprise Linux available for developers via a no cost development subscription.

So, why did we do this? As DevOps processes and agile software methods become the primary means for creating software, it is critical that software developers have access to the same environments and tools during their development phases as they will use when they push out their software into production. Especially as they build applications for cloud environments. And we expect Linux to be key to future success.
http://www.redhat.com/en/about/blog/future-through-software-developers-red-hat-key

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 Posted: Apr 1 2016, 03:36 PM
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Just so people do not think this is a free-for-all offer, I'd like to add some note.

As indicated in this Red Hat press release, it is for developers. I heard from the horse's mouth that this is 'focused at the enterprise developers doing java and middleware work'.

You'd have to have an account at RH portal and agree to the terms and conditions. Note the part printed in bold, "may not address known security vulnerabilities".





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 Posted: Apr 2 2016, 12:40 PM
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You'd have to have an account at RH portal and agree to the terms and conditions.


Which is exactly why I'm not interested in a RHEL subscription, even at no cost. I don't see why I have to enter into a complex contractual agreement with Redhat and provide them lots of personal info only to obtain FOSS software which is available without any contractual agreement (other than the terms of the releveant FOSS license) from numerous other sources.

Redhat has gotten rich by selling subscriptions primarily to large corporations and government entities, but still doesn't have much of a foothold in SMEs and in the internet startup world. If they want to conquer these markets too they will have to completely re-think their subscription model.

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 Posted: May 4 2016, 10:33 PM
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QUOTE (tux99 @ Apr 2 2016, 01:40 PM)
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You'd have to have an account at RH portal and agree to the terms and conditions.


Which is exactly why I'm not interested in a RHEL subscription, even at no cost. I don't see why I have to enter into a complex contractual agreement with Redhat and provide them lots of personal info only to obtain FOSS software which is available without any contractual agreement (other than the terms of the releveant FOSS license) from numerous other sources.

Redhat has gotten rich by selling subscriptions primarily to large corporations and government entities, but still doesn't have much of a foothold in SMEs and in the internet startup world. If they want to conquer these markets too they will have to completely re-think their subscription model.


Agreed I won't get a redhat subscription when it's the same os is avaible through other sources, such as scientific linux and centos. I don't get why so many companies get a rhel subscription, we use rhel at work and I've never had to contact rhel support, and that's officially what you pay for is support which I think also includes updates. Since you can buy extended support for once a rhel version is EOL, but you pay alot extra on top of your normal subscription to get extended support.

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