Why not to create Fedora-us and Fedora-non-us branches?

Kevin Kofler kevin.kofler at chello.at
Tue May 26 17:46:49 UTC 2009

Chris Weyl wrote:
> A US corporation is subject to US law no matter where it operates.  Sounds
> serious to me :)

I think the idea is to found a Fedora foundation outside of the US to own
Fedora instead of RH. The reason given for not creating a foundation was
that US tax laws are problematic, creating it outside of the US would mean
favorable tax laws could be chosen as well. That said, RH may still get
into trouble for contributory infringement, and with a non-US foundation,
RH may even get accused of tax evasion, so I'm not that surprised they
aren't thrilled by the idea.

        Kevin Kofler

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