Fedora 15, new and exciting plans

Casey Dahlin cdahlin at redhat.com
Tue Nov 16 06:35:29 UTC 2010

On Mon, Nov 15, 2010 at 10:49:24PM +0000, Matthew Garrett wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 15, 2010 at 11:28:33PM +0100, Karel Klic wrote:
> > Dne 15.11.2010 22:31, Matthew Garrett napsal(a):
> > > Further, what's the licensing situation here? If I have an application
> > > that (at runtime) is a mixture of GPLed and GPL-incompatible code, does
> > > sending this coredump to a remote service count as distribution?
> > 
> > Interesting point. I do not know.
> > 
> > What is the scope of this question? Can GPLed and GPL-incompatible code 
> > end up in the same coredump in Fedora installation without 3rd party 
> > software installed?
> It was reasonably likely in X until Synaptics got relicensed. I think 
> we're fairly safe from a stock install point of view.

We should probably detect when things we don't ship are linked in and put some
measures in place to keep the user from inadvertently breaking copyright law
(or worse, putting copyrighted material on our BZ so /we/ end up inadvertently
breaking copyright law).


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