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Re: OT: Media format patents and commercial installations



On Sat, 2006-05-27 at 12:21 +1000, David Timms wrote:
> Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> > On Fri, 2006-05-26 at 10:04 -0400, Jeff Spaleta wrote:
> >> On 5/26/06, Rahul Sundaram <sundaram fedoraproject org> wrote:
> >>> Nothing stops you from modifying Fedora and including non-free software
> >>> for OEM systems. Trademark guidelines do not allow this system to be
> >>> called Fedora anymore though.  There has been discussions in fedora-
> >>> marketing list about this
> Thanks, I'll take a look at the archives.
> 
> >> The way I read
> >> http://fedora.redhat.com/About/legal/trademarks/guidelines/page5.html
> >>
> >> An OEM can market a system as Fedora + value addon under certain conditions.
> >>
> >> <quote>
> >> The original Fedora™ code is intact and identifiable at the time of
> >> installation and on the media on which the code is delivered;
> >>
> >> a)
> >> The patches are provided independent of the original Fedora™ code and
> >> are identifiable on the media on which the code is delivered;
> >> </quote>
> >>
> >> I read this to mean that when an OEM system is delivered/marketed what
> >> comes in Fedora  and what the OEM is providing as a value addon are
> >> clearly delineated. So in the case of media, the OEM addons are on
> >> seperate media than the Fedora software.
> Would an OEM need to supply the Fedora DVD and their addons install 
> media even when the hardware has no CD/DVD drive ?  Would a required 
> separate network install server (ie ks over ftp) suffice ?

[snip]

I think this discussion belongs to fedora-marketing list. 

Rahul


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