Why is Fedora not a Free GNU/Linux distributions?

Alexandre Oliva aoliva at redhat.com
Sun Jul 20 08:31:10 UTC 2008

On Jul 19, 2008, Antonio Olivares <olivares14031 at yahoo.com> wrote:

> They have said that they were going to block non GPL modules

Who did?

This is not something that can be done in a Free Software copyright
license any more than the GPL already does.  The only way a non-GPL
module can exist today is by claiming to not be a derived work, and if
it's not a derived work, no copyright license (!= contract) can
possibly lay any claim on it.

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