Programmers Use Clones to Bypass Red Hat Linux fees

"It took Red Hat 16 months to produce the newest version of its premium Linux product, which went on sale in February for as much as $2,499 per computer per year.

It took a group of programmers less than two weeks to release a free clone. But the move could help Red Hat as much as it appears to hurt it. "

From this CNET News.com article via this Jeff Nolan post.