Fedora pointing to third party repositories (Was Re: Announcing rpmfusion)

Tom "spot" Callaway tcallawa at redhat.com
Thu Sep 13 14:36:43 UTC 2007

On Thu, 2007-09-13 at 13:20 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:

> We do not know yet if pointers to a repository are ok since the legal 
> situation has changed.
> http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.redhat.fedora.advisory-board/2717
> Last time we consulted with legal, it was ok to point a website as long 
> as it didn't host directly such a software repository and we didn't 
> include information on what to find in such websites (ie) pointing to a 
> website like fedorafaq.org is ok as long as we don't tell them "go here 
> for mp3 codecs".

Since I'm now the "Fedora Legal Contact Person", I formally relayed this
question to the Red Hat lawyers 10 minutes ago (in person, no less).

They're going to get back to me with a response.


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