[Fedora-legal-list] xBill legal opinion required
kwade at redhat.com
Mon Feb 16 23:56:20 UTC 2009
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?!?
Karsten 'quaid' Wade, Community Gardener
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