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Re: The Multimedia Question



On Fri, 2007-07-20 at 02:33 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> In practical terms, I don't need to control a repository to be aware 
> what goes into it according to their explicitly written guidelines by 
> Fedora contributors outside of Red Hat.  It is possible that someone 
> might sneak in a package that violates the guidelines in a official or 
> third party repository. Either would be considered a bug and fixed.  If 
> absolute control is necessary you cannot point to a third party 
> repository at all but that is up to Legal to decide.
> 
but that's just it. if someone puts that in a repository then it could
be a serious poison pill. If it is enough to get red hat sued then even
if it bears out that rh acted appropriately by getting the problem fixed
I can relatively guarantee that will be the LAST time we ever get to try
that.


> If that level of control is desirable, it needn't be a third party 
> repository but a Fedora repository built and hosted in external (to Red 
> Hat) systems in regions that don't enforce software patents by Fedora 
> contributors.

but is red hat complicit in maintaining this? Or a red hat employee?
Does 'the company' know about this or is this a 'wink, wink, nudge,
nudge, say no more, say no more' sort of thing?

If it is the latter then I think we're at full, dead, stop w/o legal
counsel.

-sv



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