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Re: Fedora spin from RpmFusion



Jóhann B. Guðmundsson wrote:
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
Can I assume that the same thing applies for CD's that would contain
*extra packages* and respins?

I guess so.

Anaconda has the ability to install software off a repository during
installation time from Fedora Core 6 onwards.
Somehow I totally missed that, any docs about this I can be redirected to
So I can see test and try on noob user to do so,
so I see how viable solution it is. we are talking about the first
installation scene not after you reboot and go to "first boot" where you
can do some additional things? Had noticed you could install extra
packages setup repos and that from there..

Yes. This worked fine for me in Fedora Core 6. See

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Tours/FedoraCore6/005_Install_Add_Repository

And also how many letters from Fedora name have to be remove so the naming
is neutralized ( fedorians, eudora etc... )

I am not sure there is a specific limit of words. You should have a name that cannot be confused with the main product so you would have explicitly clarify that what you are creating is not Fedora. I would note there already is derivate called Mythdora however. If you want to play safe, find a different name entirely while specifying somewhere that it is derived from Fedora.

And in the scenario where software is created and a year later less/more
something is patent hence the software now breaks the patent what then?

who's in right here the software or the patent?

If you developed your software first and you can demonstrate that to the patent office that is called prior art and will invalidate the patent.

And if the source of the code is made available could not the patent holders
read the source and close "infringing" part in their code that is if we
are talking about code and it can be patent ( Yes my knowledge in this are
equals to 0 or less,  ignorance shining through :) some how my internal
logic had made the assumption the same thing as in the rules and
regulations that protect writers and their written work would apply to
coders and their coded work as well ?

If you want to learn about software patents, there are plenty of good references online. Start with

http://www.redhat.com/magazine/007may05/features/ip/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_patent

Rahul


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