Legality of Fedora in production environment

Dmitry Butskoy buc at
Fri May 11 14:58:24 UTC 2007

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.

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.


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