Fedora spin from RpmFusion

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at fedoraproject.org
Sat Sep 29 01:48:48 UTC 2007

Douglas McClendon wrote:

> "
> Please tell me how my above thoeretical repackaging of fedora does not 
> fall into this *very* explicitly permitted scenario.

The permissions listed was done IIRC to OEM's to do post install 
modifications such as ship a optional repository of software. The 
guidelines are a living document and written to state the Fedora 
Project's position on various things. If they are exploited to do 
things, Fedora Project does not endorse, they can and will be modified 
to not permit those activities.

IMO, modifying Fedora to offer Free software with patent restrictions or 
non-free software is one of those things, Fedora does not want to 
provide its brand towards for protecting the project goals as well as to 
avoid legal liability. Maybe spot (CC'ed) can look into why these 
permissions were provided in the first place.


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