Wiki page for country

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

On 07/14/2010 01:11 AM, Tom "spot" Callaway wrote:
> The intent of 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 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
> 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? 

> 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 (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. 


More information about the advisory-board mailing list