Fedora spin from RpmFusion

Douglas McClendon dmc.fedora at filteredperception.org
Sun Sep 30 13:21:38 UTC 2007

Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> Douglas McClendon wrote:
>> Is it ok for
>>> anyone and everyone to do so with any set of software? Does the 
>>> current trademark guidelines match the goals of the project?
>> Honestly, what business is it of yours, how people distribute 
>> *unmodified* copies of fedora?  
> Some modifications are explicitly allowed by the trademark guidelines. 
> My question to the Fedora Project Board was whether it should be.

But you do see, that our point of disagreement is over whether or not 
what I described was a 'modification'.  I.e. your question is irrelevant 
to the conversation, since no modification is taking place.

> Sure I'd love to have a legal license
>> which states that any free software I write, cannot be used by 
>> governments to support in any way whatsoever an institution which 
>> engages in 'baiting' tactics that use entrapment as justification for 
>> murder, but I'm a realist.
> Such a restriction wouldn't qualify as Free software at all.

That was my point.


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