Hi Alessio. Good question. I have to first add, I am not a lawyer and
this cannot be read as financial or legal advice. :-)
On 9/21/20 11:25 AM, Alessio wrote:
Mmm. Maybe it is a language barrier (or my ignorance).
But a Publishing Platform is limited to blogging, microblogging (twitter, fb?) and
"video blogging". Or also a forum is a publishing platform. What about Reddit?
Instead, chat platforms are not publishing platforms, right?
Community Publishing Platforms are Council-managed¹ accounts and
platforms with the Fedora trademark, like the Community Blog, the Fedora
Planet, and specific social media accounts.
The /r/Fedora subreddit is mentioned in the policy. The Fedora subreddit
features the Fedora trademark prominently. The Fedora subreddit is a
Community Publishing Platform. Assuming other subreddits do *not*
feature Fedora's logo prominently, there is nothing the Fedora Council
or its associated legal entity Red Hat could do about other subreddits
(specific to Fedora). So, other Reddit subreddits are not Community
Of course if there were ever a problem with /r/Fedora, speaking on
behalf of the moderator team, we would much rather talk with you and not
involve Red Hat Legal or Reddit Legal! :-)
A forum may or may not be considered a Community Publishing Platform. Is
the Fedora trademark used? Who takes legal responsibility for the forum?
If the Fedora trademark is not used, **I believe** there is not much the
Fedora Council or Red Hat can do about what is published there. But, if
the Fedora trademark is present, there are other pathways available to
the Fedora Council and Red Hat to protect its trademark (as I understand
it, again as a non-lawyer).
A chat platform may or may not be considered a Community Publishing
Platform. Is the Fedora trademark used? Who takes final responsibility
for the platform? The same process described above would apply here too.
Does this make sense? I would be curious if it could be explained better
in the policy. Feedback is welcome. :-)
¹ — Council-managed meaning, the Fedora Council has final say on
decisions related to these accounts. In some cases, the Council does not
participate in day-to-day management.
Justin W. Flory (he/him)