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summary of firstboot and EULA changes in Fedora 7



All,

Wanted to get this summary out for everyone while there's still a small window to fix any major issues.

Thanks,
Max

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TOPIC 1 -- FIRSTBOOT

...in Fedora Core 6

There was a module in firstboot that displayed the EULA and required the user to click a radio button saying that they *AGREED* with it before being allowed to move on. There were a variety of things wrong with that use case, which I shall not go into here.

...in Fedora 7

The module has been changed. Now, rather than displaying the EULA, it displays a text box that tells users the following:

"Thank you for installing Fedora. Fedora is a compilation of software packages, each under its own license. The compilation is made available under the GNU General Public License version 2. There are no restrictions of using, copying, or modifying this code. However, there are restrictions and obligations that apply to the redistribution of the code, either in its original or a modified form. Among other things, those restrictions/obligations pertain to the licensing of the redistribution, trademark rights, and export control.

If you would like to understand what those restrictions are, please visit http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Legal/Licenses/EULA.";

The user simply checks a button that says "Understood, please proceed."

Thus, firstboot no longer requires the user to *AGREE* to/with anything, merly to *ACKNOWLEDGE* having been presented with some information.


TOPIC 2 -- EULA

There have been a few changes made to the EULA between Fedora Core 6 and Fedora 7. The rest of this email is a diff between the old and the new EULA files, and a brief discussion of those changes. A full copy of the proposed EULA is attached, and in its current form it has been approved by Legal.

2c2
<                         FEDORA(TM) CORE
---
                        FEDORA(TM)
12c12
< 1.  THE SOFTWARE.  Fedora Core (the "Software") is a modular Linux
---
1.  THE SOFTWARE.  Fedora (the "Software") is a modular Linux

COMMENTS -- all we're doing here is changing the name from "Fedora Core" to "Fedora".


17,18c17,21
<   below, the license terms for the components permit User to copy,
<   modify, and redistribute the component, in both source code and
---
  below, the license terms for the components permit User to copy
  and redistribute the component.  With the exception of certain
  firmware files (denoted in the License field of the RPM packaging),
  the license terms for the comopnents permit User to copy, modify
  and redistribute the component, in both source code and

COMMENTS -- this change references our binary firmware exception:
   http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging/Guidelines#BinaryFirmware


38,40c41
<   "Fedora" trademark.  Those images are found in the anaconda-images
<   and the fedora-logos packages.  Merely deleting these files may
<   corrupt the Software.
---
  "Fedora" trademark.  Those images are in the fedora-logos package.

COMMENTS -- the "anaconda-images" package no longer exists. We've also removed the line "Merely deleting these files may corrupt the Software." because it is not applicable in a document like this. If a user wants to delete some files and see what happens, that is their right.


66c67
<     regulations (currently Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Sudan
---
    regulations (currently Cuba, Iran, Iraq, North Korea, Sudan

COMMENTS -- this is the export control list that all Red Hat products must abide by, including Fedora.


92c93
< Copyright (C) 2003, 2004, 2005 Fedora Project.
---
Copyright (C) 2007 Fedora Project.

COMMENTS -- all we have done here is update the copyright date.
                        LICENSE AGREEMENT
                        FEDORA(TM)

This agreement governs the download, installation or use of the Software 
(as defined below) and any updates to the Software, regardless of the 
delivery mechanism. The Software is a collective work under U.S. 
Copyright Law.  Subject to the following terms, Fedora Project grants to 
the user ("User") a license to this collective work pursuant to the GNU 
General Public License.  By downloading, installing or using the 
Software, User agrees to the terms of this agreement.

1.  THE SOFTWARE.  Fedora (the "Software") is a modular Linux
    operating system consisting of hundreds of software components. The 
    end user license agreement for each component is located in the 
    component's source code.  With the exception of certain image files 
    containing the Fedora trademark identified in Section 2 below, the 
    license terms for the components permit User to copy and 
    redistribute the component.  With the exception of certain firmware 
    files (denoted in the License field of the RPM packaging), the 
    license terms for the comopnents permit User to copy, modify and 
    redistribute the component, in both source code and binary code 
    forms.  This agreement does not limit User's rights under, or grant 
    User rights that supersede, the license terms of any particular 
    component.

2.  INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS.  The Software and each of its
    components, including the source code, documentation, appearance, 
    structure and organization are copyrighted by Fedora Project and 
    others and are protected under copyright and other laws.  Title to 
    the Software and any component, or to any copy, modification, or 
    merged portion shall remain with the aforementioned, subject to the 
    applicable license.  The "Fedora" trademark is a trademark of Red 
    Hat, Inc. ("Red Hat") in the U.S. and other countries and is used by 
    permission.  This agreement permits User to distribute unmodified 
    copies of Software using the Fedora trademark on the condition that 
    User follows Red Hat's trademark guidelines located at 
    http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Legal.  User must abide by these 
    trademark guidelines when distributing the Software, regardless of 
    whether the Software has been modified.  If User modifies the 
    Software, then User must replace all images containing the "Fedora" 
    trademark.  Those images are in the fedora-logos package.

3.  LIMITED WARRANTY.  Except as specifically stated in this agreement
    or a license for a particular component, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT 
    PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, THE SOFTWARE AND THE COMPONENTS ARE 
    PROVIDED AND LICENSED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, 
    EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF 
    MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR 
    PURPOSE.  Neither the Fedora Project nor Red Hat warrants that the 
    functions contained in the Software will meet User's requirements or 
    that the operation of the Software will be entirely error free or 
    appear precisely as described in the accompanying documentation.  
    USE OF THE SOFTWARE IS AT USER'S OWN RISK.

4.  LIMITATION OF REMEDIES AND LIABILITY. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT
    PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, FEDORA PROJECT AND RED HAT WILL NOT BE 
    LIABLE TO USER FOR ANY DAMAGES, INCLUDING INCIDENTAL OR 
    CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS OR LOST SAVINGS ARISING OUT OF 
    THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SOFTWARE, EVEN IF FEDORA PROJECT OR 
    RED HAT HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

5.  EXPORT CONTROL.  As required by U.S. law, User represents and
    warrants that it: (a) understands that the Software is subject to 
    export controls under the U.S. Commerce Department's Export 
    Administration Regulations ("EAR"); (b) is not located in a 
    prohibited destination country under the EAR or U.S. sanctions 
    regulations (currently Cuba, Iran, Iraq, North Korea, Sudan and 
    Syria); (c) will not export, re-export, or transfer the Software to 
    any prohibited destination, entity, or individual without the 
    necessary export license(s) or authorizations(s) from the U.S. 
    Government; (d) will not use or transfer the Software for use in any 
    sensitive nuclear, chemical or biological weapons, or missile 
    technology end-uses unless authorized by the U.S. Government by 
    regulation or specific license; (e) understands and agrees that if 
    it is in the United States and exports or transfers the Software to 
    eligible end users, it will, as required by EAR Section 741.17(e), 
    submit semi-annual reports to the Commerce Department's Bureau of 
    Industry & Security (BIS), which include the name and address 
    (including country) of each transferee; and (f) understands that 
    countries other than the United States may restrict the import, use, 
    or export of encryption products and that it shall be solely 
    responsible for compliance with any such import, use, or export 
    restrictions.

6.  GENERAL.  If any provision of this agreement is held to be
    unenforceable, that shall not affect the enforceability of the 
    remaining provisions.  This agreement shall be governed by the laws 
    of the State of North Carolina and of the United States, without 
    regard to any conflict of laws provisions, except that the United 
    Nations Convention on the International Sale of Goods shall not 
    apply.

Copyright (C) 2007 Fedora Project. All rights reserved.  "Red Hat" and 
"Fedora" are trademarks of Red Hat, Inc.  "Linux" is a registered 
trademark of Linus Torvalds.  All other trademarks are the property of 
their respective owners.

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