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Re: Announcing rpmfusion



Richi Plana wrote:
On Wed, 2007-09-12 at 21:49 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
I am not talking about any repo files. Just a pointer in documentation or in any application. The details are explained in FAB list. That requires Legal to look into this. No amount of layman arguments can help us make a decision and legal perspectives doesn't always make logical sense which many tend to assume.

In other words, Fedora's lawyers have deemed it risky (or even downright
illegal) to include in the distro .repo files that would allow users to
download, say, US-illegal codecs even if the repository itself
physically and logistically isn't connected to Fedora. But pointers in
documents can.

There we go. That's what the legal experts are saying. Do I have it
about right?

We do not know yet if pointers to a repository are ok since the legal situation has changed.

http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.redhat.fedora.advisory-board/2717

Last time we consulted with legal, it was ok to point a website as long as it didn't host directly such a software repository and we didn't include information on what to find in such websites (ie) pointing to a website like fedorafaq.org is ok as long as we don't tell them "go here for mp3 codecs".

Rahul


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