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

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at fedoraproject.org
Thu Sep 13 14:42:58 UTC 2007

Tom "spot" Callaway wrote:
> 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).

Thanks very much. I have been trying to get someone to do it for months 
together now with pretty much no response.

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

Excellent. Do you want to be listed as the legal contact in 
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Legal instead of Max Spevack?


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