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Re: other repositiries howto and guideline?



On Thu, 2008-06-05 at 00:34 +0200, Valent Turkovic wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 5, 2008 at 12:24 AM, Basil Mohamed Gohar
> <abu_hurayrah hidayahonline org> wrote:
> > On Thu, 2008-06-05 at 00:09 +0200, Valent Turkovic wrote:
> >
> > On Wed, Jun 4, 2008 at 9:28 PM, Paul W. Frields <stickster gmail com> wrote:
> >> On Wed, 2008-06-04 at 19:22 +0200, Valent Turkovic wrote:
> >>> Is it legal to write a gudeline for using 3rd party repositories and
> >>> how to configure them?
> >>
> >> Not if you want to put it on the Fedora wiki.  If you want to put it on
> >> a private web space you own, have at it, but do not link to it from the
> >> wiki either.  You can rely on Google to guide people to your page if it
> >> is helpful -- people will find it and naturally elevate or lower it
> >> appropriately in the rankings.
> >>
> >> --
> >> Paul W. Frields                                http://paul.frields.org/
> >>  gpg fingerprint: 3DA6 A0AC 6D58 FEC4 0233  5906 ACDB C937 BD11 3717
> >>  http://redhat.com/   -  -  -  -   http://pfrields.fedorapeople.org/
> >>  irc.freenode.net: stickster @ #fedora-docs, #fedora-devel, #fredlug
> >
> >
> > Why? Because of the laws in US? Isn't this similar to issue with
> > posting source code of DeCSS? Isn't that covered by the 1st amendment
> > and the freedom of speech?
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Valent
> > .
> >
> > Valent, because the Fedora Project is hosted, both in terms of software as
> > well as an organization in the US, US laws are in effect and must be
> > followed.
> 
> I understand that, and I understand that I can't expect fedora to have
> mp3 decoder on their hosted servers but I thought you have freedom of
> speech, no? Weren't there some court cases that said that you can
> write anything? Is it illegal to put this on the fedora wiki:
> 
> 
> "rpm -ivh http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release-9.rpm";
> 
> or it I leave that line out is this illegal:
> 
> "yum install -y gstreamer-plugins-ugly gstreamer-plugins-bad"
> 
> Why?

This is not about freedom of speech, it's about the DMCA, patent
encumbered code, and a whole host of other issues, none of which we need
to go into *yet again* on this particular list.  

https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/ForbiddenItems 

Please read that page.  Read every page to which it links.  If you still
have questions, please take them to fedora-legal-list.

-- 
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