TCN/ Red Hat cede su código Fedora


Red Hat se ha propuesto mejorar la percepción que la comunidad Open Source tiene de ella poniendo su proyecto Fedora Source en manos de una fundación independiente para proseguir con sus esfuerzos para lograr la reforma de patentes en Europa y Estados Unidos. La firma ha anunciado la creación de esta institución, que recibirá el nombre de Fundación Fedora, así como la de la Software Pattent Commons, para contribuir a la expansión de la comunidad Linux. Red Hat continuará ofreciendo soporte financiero y técnico pero transferirá todo el desarrollo y derechos de propiedad de su código a la fundación Fedora.

La distribución de Red Hat también estará a disposición del proyecto y, según señalaron sus portavoces a CRN (Computer Reseller News, revista colaboradora de TCN), su recién lanzado Directory Server así como Certificate Management System, que se presentará en breve en el mercado, serán accesibles en Fedora bajo licencia pública o GPL (General Public License). Con esta iniciativa, Red Hat pretende dar un paso adelante en su estrategia por poner en común las patentes de software de los desarrolladores.

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