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dimsysbob 11-18-2009 01:25 PM

RedHat Renewal Back Maintenance Fees
 
Is anyone being bullied by RedHat for back maintenance fees for expired licenses. we don't use any of the services related to RedHat like patches, updates, service calls...

pixellany 11-18-2009 02:17 PM

What does it say in your license, purchase agreement, etc.? If you are obligated to pay something, then I think they have a right to collect.

lazlow 11-18-2009 02:57 PM

If you are not using any of RHEL's services why run RHEL? Centos is RHEL with the logos removed. It is free to download/update(unlike RHEL) and is binary compatible with RHEL.

TB0ne 11-18-2009 03:39 PM

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Originally Posted by dimsysbob (Post 3761611)
Is anyone being bullied by RedHat for back maintenance fees for expired licenses. we don't use any of the services related to RedHat like patches, updates, service calls...

No, no one is bullying us. However, I *DO* get random phone calls from sales drones, about "Hey, did you know you're up for renewal in only <some number> of months? Renew NOW and save!", to which I tell them to shove it. We renew each server individually, so they're all on different cycles, and with one guy, it got annoying. Calls every few days, until I told him to stuff it, all of that was handled by our purchasing dept, and if he called again, we'd start migrating stuff to SuSE...:)


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