Fedora spin from RpmFusion
jwboyer at jdub.homelinux.org
Fri Sep 28 12:25:51 UTC 2007
On Fri, 28 Sep 2007 12:20:09 +0000
"Jóhann B. Guðmundsson" <johannbg at hi.is> wrote:
> Jesse Keating wrote:
> > On Fri, 28 Sep 2007 10:57:08 +0000
> > ""Jóhann B. Guðmundsson"" <johannbg at hi.is> wrote:
> >> With strictly the media support ( ugly-plugins etc. ) and the
> >> rpmfusion repo installed,
> >> and excluding AMD and Nvidia drivers
> >> will we need Rename the spin or could it be released under Fedora name
> >> and artwork? * Legal/others
> > No. You are including content that is not in Fedora, therefor you
> > cannot use the Fedora trademark and cannot use the trademarked logos.
> > You would have some renaming work ahead of you.
> I guessed so.. and replacing the artwork as well right?
> But would I still be allowed to update and use Fedora repos right?
You could have the spin pull from the Fedora repos for things, yes.
> As in how deep would I need to go in renaming things?
> Removing every image containing the Fedora logo and every instance of
> the word Fedora.
I'm not sure but it wouldn't be trivial.
> >> Will this be available on fedoraprojects.org as in
> >> will Max Spevack put his money where is mouth is so I quote Max
> >> "So go forth and mix your own Fedora. And then come back and share it
> >> with us, and we’ll put it up on the _*Fedora website for others to
> >> use also.*_"
> >> ref. ( http://www.redhatmagazine.com/2007/05/31/remixing-fedora-7/ )
> >> Or was this just a pr c...
> > Remix implies that you take the package set and do something
> > interesting with it, not just add a bunch of stuff from outside
> > Fedora. Furthermore, regardless of location, Fedora isn't interested
> > in patent encumbered software, as it's not free for /everybody/. It's
> > entirely uninteresting to promote such a thing.
> Mean what are the exact issue with for example libdvdcss ? licenced GPL
Doesn't matter what the license is if the techniques are patented.
> In other words for me do get my spin hosted on fedora project I can only
> with fedora packages in fedora repo and how *my* setup is aka spin correct?
> As in my spins do not include Emacs because Emacs sucks as an editor
> compared to Vi..
> No offense Emacs users this was just an example...
Right. To make it simple, you can't include any packages outside of
the Fedora repos if you want to call it Fedora.
> >> It would be interesting download stats Fedora VS Fedora with media
> >> support :)
> > Not really.
> For me it it would.
> Would it increase the usage of Fedora?
No. It has the potential to increase the usage of whatever you call
it, which won't be Fedora.
> Also would like to see what would be the next issue if the media problem
> go away from user perspective.
> ( As in the user didn't have to bother to take some extra steps him self
> work out of the box kinda thing. )
That would be interesting, sure. But it's not really applicable to
Fedora since the "media problem" isn't something Fedora can simply
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