[Fedora-legal-list] xBill legal opinion required

Tom "spot" Callaway tcallawa at redhat.com
Tue Feb 17 16:12:29 UTC 2009

On 2009-02-16 at 18:56:20 -0500, Karsten Wade <kwade at redhat.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 16, 2009 at 02:45:25PM -0500, Tom spot Callaway wrote:
>> On 2009-02-16 at 14:42:30 -0500, Rahul Sundaram <sundaram at redhat.com> wrote:
>>> Tom "spot" Callaway wrote:
>>>> On 2008-12-26 at 5:50:31 -0500, "Andrea Musuruane" <musuruan at gmail.com>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>> Hi all,
>>>>>     I'd like to now if xBill is suitable for inclusion in Fedora:
>>>>> http://www.xbill.org/
>>>>> License, as stated in the man entry, is GPL (no version specified).
>>>>> My concerns regard the use of various logos in the game.
>>>>> Also note that this game has been packaged until 2001 in Red Hat.
>>>> Red Hat Legal says this is not acceptable.
>>> Is it because of the artwork? We can get it replaced.
>> Well, the issue is that the game is clearly disparaging Microsoft and
>> its marks. I'm not sure any amount of "artwork" replacement will
>> overcome that.
> We don't have any right to redistribute parody?!?

There is a difference between parody and disparagement.


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