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Re: [Fedora-legal-list] e legal issue question

On Mon, Nov 24, 2008 at 02:11:54PM +0200, Oguz Yarimtepe wrote:
> I need an information about the legal statement about using Fedora. My
> company is an ODM and producing laptops. One of our customer is asked
> the laptops Linux installed. There will not be any charge for the
> operating system. I was checking the Fedora TradeMark GuideLines. I
> haven't seems any restriction for selling laptops with Fedora installed.
> But i want to get that info from the first hand. 
> After the installation, third party wlan and modem drivers will be
> installed. Also will be installed a GPL application that shows on screen
> display when the wireless is on and off from hotkeys. 
> So according to the TradeMark Policy indicating these software are not
> provided and maintained by the Fedora Project and also applying the Logo
> Usage Guidelines to the DVD itself will be fine. 
> Will be happy if you give information about this issue. 


Because you are distributing non-Fedora software combined with Fedora
software on the same medium, you *may not* use the official Fedora
logo to label that media or the laptops.  However, you may use the
Secondary Mark ("Fedora Remix") to label the media and laptops.

As you noted, you must display a notice prominently indicating that
the software is not provided or supported by the Fedora Project, that
official Fedora software is available through the Fedora Project
website, and link to the Fedora Project website at
http://fedoraproject.org/ .  You must also follow the secondary mark
usage guidelines, which you can find here:


If you wish to use the official Fedora logo instead, you must not
combine the official Fedora software with any third-party software on
CD/DVD or on the laptop.  You could offer third-party software and
instructions to the end-user on a separate medium, like a separate
CD/DVD, for them to install as needed.

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