Some vendors provide commercial licenses of Linux, including support. What is the real benefit of these? Is it worth the money?
Considering the incredible amount of information and support available on the net, and considering that Ubuntu server is available for free (for example), why should one spend money on RHEL (for example)? What is the added value?
Shouldn't one spend money on a good system administrator instead of a commercial version of Linux? What is the tradeoff? Is it worth it?
Is this question pointless (i.e., taking it from a wrong perspective)?