Legality of Fedora in production environment

Nicu Buculei nicu_fedora at
Fri May 11 13:35:06 UTC 2007

Randy Wyatt wrote:
> Why wouldn't a hard copy of the GPL suffice ?

Because such laws are usually made by direct command from BSA and 
contain specific wording.

I heard some similar scary things about a law in my country (Romania) 
where exist a national registry for computer programs and you are 
supposed to use only software registered there. I don't know much about 
it as I am not an expert in law, but it seems the law is ignored by 
users and not enforced against free software (so far).

> On 5/11/07, *Dmitry Butskoy* <buc at 
> <mailto:buc at>> wrote:
>     The using of software in business and production environment can be a
>     subject for legislative regulation. It can lead to some legal troubles
>     of using of distributions like Fedora.
>     Recently the appropriate laws in my country (Russia) have been
>     significantly toughened. Now the police can check for illegal software
>     usage by their own initiative (without request from the owner). The tax
>     inspection demands that software should be registered at accounts
>     departments.

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