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Re: Fedora spin from RpmFusion



Jóhann B. Guðmundsson wrote:


(The following really has been asked and answered in numerous times before...)

Things settled once and for all..

With those word said. Is it an official statement from Red Hat/Fedora
that proper media suppport and an option that could allow user to do so
during install anaconda/firstboot ( disclaimer/user takes responsibility
rpmfusion or other 3rd party repo setup for user and user can chose to
install "questionable software" packages from there) inclusion or an chose
for an user to setup, install or othewize an 3 party repository during
installation that may contain questionable" software will never make it
into Fedora/Red Hat unless changes in ( US )laws are made.

https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2007-September/msg01036.html

( And doesn't Red Hat/Fedora have to blacklist or prevent during
installation that the name and paths of known 3 party repostory's
from legal perspective otherwise they can be held countable? )

They won't be. The whole point of contributory infringement is that you are contributing to it. Allowing something is different from aiding it.

Leaving users and developers with these 3 options..

A. An addon cd that includes the prober media package.

   Users are left with the option to find and download an
   cd that contains the questionable software and can install from/off it

B. User have to install/setup the 3 party respository after initial
   installation/setup.

Anaconda has the ability to install software off a repository during installation time from Fedora Core 6 onwards.

C. An respin with no affiliation with Red Hat/Fedora is made that include
   the "questionable packages and repos" and the user does not have to
   do any work from his half ( work out of the box solution )

If this is done, it should be rebranded and not called Fedora.

Software that is/has been developed that can be misused to break "laws"
tho it's initial creation and function of the software was never indented
to do so will never be included in Red Hat/Fedora
( Even tho that package is gpl and source is made publicly available )
made available, in Red Hat/Fedora

Just so things can be settled..

If the software is infringing patents, it cannot be included regardless of it's copyright license.

Rahul


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