[Ambassadors] Fedora Local Language Spins

Max Spevack mspevack at redhat.com
Mon Feb 25 22:10:33 UTC 2008

On Tue, 26 Feb 2008, Rahul Sundaram wrote:

>> Regardless of the situation in Mexico the question is still valid, 
>> would it be allowed to release a spin that includes codecs and 
>> whatnot that could not be included in the official Fedora 
>> repositories due to patents?
> AFAIK, no. Official spins can only be subsets of whatever is included 
> in the official Fedora repository and since Red Hat is the legal 
> entity behind Fedora, any software included within Fedora needs to be 
> legal in U.S

If you include anything in a spin that is not in the Fedora 
repositories, then the spin can no longer be called "Fedora".

But on a *technical* level, you can do whatever you want.  But to call 
something Fedora, it must contain Fedora-only packages.


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