Why is Fedora not a Free GNU/Linux distributions?

Alexandre Oliva aoliva at redhat.com
Mon Jul 21 03:05:22 UTC 2008

On Jul 20, 2008, Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com> wrote:

> probably no one would bother to prove the lineage knowing that an
> identical non-GPL'd copy existed.

And, even if one did, AFAIK the copyright over the code in question is
held solely by the party who first offered it under a more permissive
license, so why would she bother to enforce a less permissive license,
even if she could?  But then, IANAL.

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