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Re: The Multimedia Question



On Thu, 19 Jul 2007 16:24:01 -0600
"Stephen John Smoogen" <smooge gmail com> wrote:

> 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.)

You can't for other reasons.  Built outside of the US using the same
infrastructure is possible, but in order to call a package "Fedora" we
have always said it must be built from our CVS.  We can't host those
packages in our CVS.

At any rate, get legal involved.

josh


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