Proposed legal guidelines change re "illegal" packages

Tom "spot" Callaway tcallawa at
Fri Nov 12 17:06:46 UTC 2010

On 11/11/2010 06:58 PM, Ricky Zhou wrote:
> I'd really like to have some more solid idea of the risk of something
> like this actually happening to the distributor of a package before
> deciding that we need to reject the package.  Is it really a serious
> legal threat that the Linux distro used to perform an attack would get
> in trouble for carrying this package, despite the valid legal uses of
> the software?

I'm working with Red Hat Legal to try to better quantify the risk here,
although, it may take some time. When that is done, I'll revisit this
issue with the Fedora Board.


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