Legality of Fedora in production environment

Patrice Dumas pertusus at
Fri May 11 13:29:12 UTC 2007

On Fri, May 11, 2007 at 05:28:45PM +0400, Dmitry Butskoy wrote:
> Randy Wyatt wrote:
> >Why wouldn't a hard copy of the GPL suffice ?
> Yep, but GPL is not approrved officially in our (and many other) 
> countries. I know that some users do notarially certified translation of 
> GPL, but it costs money too. (Hopefully the ranslation of GPL only is 
> enough, not BSD, MPL etc.)

since Russia is a member of the Berne Convention, if I recall well, some 
lawyer consider that there shouldn't be a need for a translation and
even that no translation is better. I know that it depends on the lawyer
since, in France there is a dispute against those who think that since
the GPL has some clauses that don't translate easily to french law it is
not applicable and those who think that under the Bern Convention the
GPL should be reinterpretated in the context of the French laws.

In any case I am not convinced that this discussion belongs to
fedora-devel-list, although I am not sure that there exists a list about 
those kind of issues.


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