[Fedora-legal-list] Legal CD/DVD/BD writing software for RedHat and Fedora
Joerg.Schilling at fokus.fraunhofer.de
Fri Jun 12 22:43:35 UTC 2009
Frank Murphy <frankly3d at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 12/06/09 22:27, Joerg Schilling wrote:
> > Frank Murphy<frankly3d at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Please read this:
> > http://www.rosenlaw.com/Rosen_Ch06.pdf
> Why, they didn't write the GPL.
But Rosen gives useful and cleanly legal based explanations.
> Give me a lawyer from the GPL Copyright holders.
The FSF has no relevence in this case as the FSF does not hold
any Copyright on the related code. The text on the FSF web pages
was written by laymen and does not contain legal based explanations.
If you have legal experiences, you are free to discuss real problem
but it does not help to see just repeated claims from laymen that have no
relation to the cdrtools project.
I am sorry - I was in hope that this is a legal mailing list.
I was in hope to get in contact with people who know enough to be able
to have a fact based discussion.
What I see is laymen that quote claims written by laymen.
RedHat and Fedora have a serious problem because they publish an undistributable
fork instead of the legal original.
As I mentioned, I believe that RedHat has become a victim of a non-cooperative
downstream maintainer. Now I have informed RedHat and in case that RedHat does not
correct the mistakes from the past, things look different.
Is RedHat a member of the OSS community or is RedHat part of the agressions
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