Wiki page for country

Rahul Sundaram metherid at gmail.com
Tue Jul 13 20:01:05 UTC 2010


On 07/14/2010 01:11 AM, Tom "spot" Callaway wrote:
>
> The intent of fedoracommunity.org was never to create a home for Fedora
> Contributors to store material that would not be acceptable for the
> Fedora Project and its hosted servers.
>   

I understand that is not the specific intent but if you are going to
allow such content, then it would be helpful to collect and organize
such content in a useful way.  Let's suppose that I apply for
in.fedoracommunity.org and use a wiki for such purposes,  I would not be
stopped by the current policies. 

> So, here's a short list (by no means complete) as to why I am opposed to
> this:
>
> 1) It will fragment the existing wiki.
>   

Fragementation would be similar to the fragmentation of the community in
Fedora vs RPMFusion.   Anything that can be in the Fedora wiki would be
recorded there.


> 2) It will almost certainly lead to aggressive cross-linking between the
> wikis, which will give the impression that it is official and ultimately
> lead to Red Hat shutting it down, along with the rest of
> fedoracommunity.org.
>   

fedoraproject.org wiki can have policies to ensure that aggressive cross
linking is not permitted. 

> 3) Hooking it into FAS makes it functionally official, and means that
> there is a direct link between Fedora Contributors who have likely
> agreed to the ICLA/FPCA and contributions which are legally unacceptable
> in some way.
>   

Is there anything in ICLA/FPCA disallowing this? 

> fedoracommunity.org is a gray area, in that the Fedora Trademark is in
> use, and Red Hat owns the DNS record. What you propose is not the
> intended use of fedoracommunity.org (to provide locale/region/language
> specific offsite groups domain continuity) and crosses the line
> established to minimize the legal risks present.
>   

Fair enough.   I didn't know that it was a gray area. 

Rahul


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