Legality of Fedora in production environment

Josh Boyer jwboyer at
Mon May 14 18:11:55 UTC 2007

On Mon, 2007-05-14 at 18:33 +0200, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> > > It's quite simple: You have to agree on a common language (or a limited
> > > set of thereof) otherwise you can't communicate with your customers
> > > (here: users) and 3rd parties (here: authorities). For a US based
> > > distro, I'd expect this language to be English. 
> > > 
> > > This would at least enable users to translate it into his native
> > > language without major effort.
> > 
> > Aren't you on the Packaging Committee?
> Yes, but ... the FPC only deals with questions related to "how to
> package" (technical questions) and not with political issues (What to
> package and what not) rsp. legal issues (Which licenses are considered
> valid.)
> In my understanding, the "what" is FESCO's job, the "legal" is GdK's
> job.

You seem to have a good understanding of the issue.  There are no rules
that say you can't write a guideline up for submission.  And I
personally think something like this will need to go into the Packaging
guidelines anyway, so it can start in the FPC.


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