[Fedora-packaging] "Code versus Content" clarification

Tom "spot" Callaway tcallawa at redhat.com
Mon Jul 27 22:47:52 UTC 2009

On 07/27/2009 06:12 PM, Christian Krause wrote:
> Question 1: How much investigation is needed from the packager or
> reviewer? Is asking upstream for an official statement sufficient?

If the reviewer thinks something is legally questionable or would not be
appropriate for Fedora, they should flag the package review with FE-Legal.

Fedora Legal will advise on whether:

* The package is legally acceptable
* Whether it contains acceptable code or content, depending on the situation

If Fedora Legal is unable to come to a conclusion as to whether content
is acceptable (or, you happen to disagree with the conclusion of Fedora
Legal), FESCo makes the final call on whether it can be included in Fedora.

If it is not permissable due to a licensing or legal issue, Fedora Legal
has the final say.

Either Fedora Legal or FESCo can be overridden by the Fedora Board, as
it has oversight over everything. :) However, from a practical
perspective, that's not likely to happen.

Does that help answer your questions?


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