Fedora spin from RpmFusion

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at fedoraproject.org
Fri Sep 28 23:31:20 UTC 2007

Jóhann B. Guðmundsson wrote:
>> Jóhann B. Guðmundsson wrote:
>> (The following really has been asked and answered in numerous times
>> before...)
>>> Things settled once and for all..
>>> With those word said. Is it an official statement from Red Hat/Fedora
>>> that proper media suppport and an option that could allow user to do so
>>> during install anaconda/firstboot ( disclaimer/user takes responsibility
>>> rpmfusion or other 3rd party repo setup for user and user can chose to
>>> install "questionable software" packages from there) inclusion or an
>>> chose
>>> for an user to setup, install or othewize an 3 party repository during
>>> installation that may contain questionable" software will never make it
>>> into Fedora/Red Hat unless changes in ( US )laws are made.
>> https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2007-September/msg01036.html
> Can I assume that the same thing applies for CD's that would contain
> *extra packages* and respins?

I guess so.

>> Anaconda has the ability to install software off a repository during
>> installation time from Fedora Core 6 onwards.
> Somehow I totally missed that, any docs about this I can be redirected to
> So I can see test and try on noob user to do so,
> so I see how viable solution it is. we are talking about the first
> installation scene not after you reboot and go to "first boot" where you
> can do some additional things? Had noticed you could install extra
> packages setup repos and that from there..

Yes. This worked fine for me in Fedora Core 6. See


> And also how many letters from Fedora name have to be remove so the naming
> is neutralized ( fedorians, eudora etc... )

I am not sure there is a specific limit of words. You should have a name 
that cannot be confused with the main product so you would have 
explicitly clarify that what you are creating is not Fedora. I would 
note there already is derivate called Mythdora however. If you want to 
play safe, find a different name entirely while specifying somewhere 
that it is derived from Fedora.

> And in the scenario where software is created and a year later less/more
> something is patent hence the software now breaks the patent what then?
> who's in right here the software or the patent?

If you developed your software first and you can demonstrate that to the 
patent office that is called prior art and will invalidate the patent.

> And if the source of the code is made available could not the patent holders
> read the source and close "infringing" part in their code that is if we
> are talking about code and it can be patent ( Yes my knowledge in this are
> equals to 0 or less,  ignorance shining through :) some how my internal
> logic had made the assumption the same thing as in the rules and
> regulations that protect writers and their written work would apply to
> coders and their coded work as well ?

If you want to learn about software patents, there are plenty of good 
references online. Start with



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