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Re: Royalty free gstreamer plug-in



Jeff Spaleta wrote:
On 12/23/05, Patrick Barnes <nman64 n-man com> wrote:
One of Fedora's policies is to enable downstream rebuilds and
redistribution.

1) Fedora already has software where rebuilds are constrained by trademark law.
I can not modify mozilla however i want and rebuild it and
re-distribute it as "mozilla" because of mozilla's trademark policy. I
have to get mozilla's permission to reuse the trademark and the
branding. Fedora is already rebuilding 'impure' in the trademark
sense.

And this does not matter at all because you still can produce a legit isofunctional package starting from Fedora sources (with a little work). This particular case is very different : the result of a rebuilt will *never* be legal, even with some code patching. So IMHO it's a big NO-GO.

The essence of the FOSS movement is you can take up from where others left you, and this offer clearly forbids this

Regards,

--
Nicolas Mailhot


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