New covenant published

Tom "spot" Callaway tcallawa at
Wed Dec 23 18:46:14 UTC 2009

On 12/23/2009 01:38 PM, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> As the patent license is non-Free, Moonlight still has to be considered non-
> Free wherever software patents apply. So as far as I can tell, this is not 
> acceptable for Fedora, sorry. (But of course spot and/or RH Legal will have 
> the final word.)

Well, patent licenses don't necessarily have to be Free, not at least in
the way that we think of copyright licenses.

With that said, this new "covenant" does NOT change our stance on
Moonlight. It is still not permissible in Fedora.


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