Legality of Fedora in production environment

Josh Boyer jwboyer at
Fri May 11 15:08:08 UTC 2007

On Fri, 2007-05-11 at 18:58 +0400, Dmitry Butskoy wrote:
> Josh Boyer wrote:
> > The Fedora wiki pages link to a list of all approved licenses for
> > packages.  You could systematically go through and print off each of
> > these.
> >
> >   
> In general, some of packages can have its unique licenses, which 
> compatible with Fedora, but have its own text...


> > It's a bit hard for Fedora to distribute hard copy material given that
> > Fedora doesn't distribute anything physical.
> >   
> But it is more hard for individual user to print, translate and certify.

I always forget about translating.  I blame it on me being a stupid US
born citizen.

> Moreover, there are enough troubles with "Fedora in production 
> environment" due to innovations/stabilities. An addition of legal issues 
> can just kill it.
> Theoretically, it can lead to a situation, when RHEL, based on Fedora as 
> the upstream, will be based on distro which actually is not used/tested 
> anywhere in business/production.

I understand your concern, but unfortunately I don't see how Fedora as a
project can really help here...


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