[Ambassadors] Fedora Local Language Spins
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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