Legality of Sourcing
by Somers-Harris, David | David | OPS
I'd like to get CentOS to publish errata in updateinfo.xml just like RHEL does, but we hit a snag in the CentOS mailing lists in that we're not sure where we're allowed to legally get that data.
My current understanding is that it's illegal to
1. Scrape the webpage
2. Scrape updateinfo.xml from the Red Hat repository
But that it might be fine to get the data from the redhat-announce emails.
Can anybody confirm whether my understanding is correct?
Personally I optimistically think that Red Hat would be willing to just hand over updateinfo.xml to the CentOS project, especially since "Red Hat + CentOS" happened (http://community.redhat.com/centos-faq/), but the people on the CentOS list are not as optimistic.
If anybody can speak into this it would be very helpful, because if we can resolve the legal question and get errata in CentOS then I think it would benefit not only the CentOS project but the whole Red Hat family as well.