[Fedora-legal-list] xBill legal opinion required

Tom "spot" Callaway tcallawa at redhat.com
Mon Feb 16 19:45:25 UTC 2009

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.


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