Fedora spin from RpmFusion

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at fedoraproject.org
Sun Sep 30 13:31:55 UTC 2007

Douglas McClendon wrote:

> 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.

I wasn't merely concerned about what you are doing. I was talking about 
the trademark guideline clauses which allow certain kind of 
modifications while retaining the name and whether they fit with the 
current project goals.

>> 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.

Copyright licenses and trademark guidelines are two different things. I 
could for example have Free software with trademark guidelines that 
didn't allow certain kind of things.  If you want to do those things, 
you merely have to fork like Firefox and IceWeasel.  The trademark 
requirements on Firefox the name does not make Firefox the software 


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