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Re: Fedora spin from RpmFusion



Jesse Keating wrote:
On Fri, 28 Sep 2007 10:57:08 +0000
""Jóhann B. Guðmundsson"" <johannbg hi is> wrote:

With strictly the media support ( ugly-plugins etc. ) and the
rpmfusion repo installed,
and excluding AMD and Nvidia drivers
will we need Rename the spin or could it be released under Fedora name
and artwork? * Legal/others

No.  You are including content that is not in Fedora, therefor you
cannot use the Fedora trademark and cannot use the trademarked logos.
You would have some renaming work ahead of you.

I don't believe this is strictly true. I can't seem to find the correct link with the info from legal, but I'm 99.9% certain that if you find a way to put together an iso which

a) has a complete, identifiable-as-such, copy of 'the fedora software' (which I'll just take as a blessed fedora iso.)

and

b) custom non-blessed patches

and

c) the user can select on boot/install whether or not to boot the pure blessed fedora version, or the patched fedora version with obvious messages that the patches are not blessed,

then this type of composition may in fact use the fedora artwork, etc...

Please don't make an uninformed response to this mail before reading the legal trademark guidlines which specifically mention this 'supplying patches with the blessed fedora that the user may clearly choose, or choose not to use at boot/install time'.

(not a verbatim quote, as all the links in this message which held the new policy are now broken-

http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2007-August/msg02287.html

(another broken link)
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Legal/TrademarkGuidelines

-dmc



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