Legality of Fedora in production environment - eula

David Timms dtimms at
Sat May 12 01:28:53 UTC 2007

Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> Dmitry Butskoy wrote:
>> Benjamin Kosnik wrote:
>>> In the meantime, you should try to scan/take photos of these 
>>> certificates, put them up on the web, and send a link to the images 
>>> to this thread.
>> Well,
>> Some good example:
>> (ALTLinux is on of the leading local russian distributions):
>> in English: 
>> in Russian: 
> We have something similar at 
Currently it finishes with:
Copyright (C) 2003, 2004, 2005 Fedora Project.  All rights reserved.

Does this mean changes made in 2006/7 won't be covered ?
Do we need to include any year in which changes/work has been performed 
{or perhaps a range}.

I am not sure whether the copyright notice is intended to protect the 
EULA, or the fedora distribution itself ;)


It suggests only the first year of publishing should be included. But it 
isn't clear whether FC6 is a different work to FC7, and hence should 
only show it's year of publishing ?
In my mind, FC7 is not a "re-print" of FC6 with some typos fixed - it is 
more a new work. What would rh legal say about this ?


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