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Re: The Multimedia Question

On 7/19/07, Rahul Sundaram <sundaram fedoraproject org> wrote:
Josh Boyer wrote:
> On Fri, 2007-07-20 at 02:59 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
>> seth vidal wrote:
>>> that's the issue - we can tell them how to add repos, sure.
>>> but we can't say which repos to add
>>> and if there are repos that are full of free and legally-unencumbered
>>> software then the question becomes why aren't they in fedora?
>> They could be in Fedora but the legality of such software is region
>> specific. If we want to maintain those packages in specific regions as
>> part of Fedora and that is considered legally safe, we could do that
>> instead. In fact I think that's better than a third party repository
>> solution because we would be using the similar infrastructure and
>> guarantee things more because we are in control.
> Our CVS and buildsystems are hosted in the US.  Explain to me how
> something can be called Fedora if it's not in our CVS and built with our
> tools?

We setup systems with similar infrastructure outside of US. Since it is
going to be maintained by Fedora contributors, we can call it Fedora.

No you can't. Fedora is a sponsored project by Red Hat. Thus Red Hat
could be held libel for the actions of something called Fedora that is
acting under the auspices of that sponsored organization. We are back
to needing legal counsel before this would be able to go any further
(if at all.)

Stephen J Smoogen. -- CSIRT/Linux System Administrator
How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed
in a naughty world. = Shakespeare. "The Merchant of Venice"

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