fedora mission (was Re: systemd and changes)

Tom "spot" Callaway tcallawa at redhat.com
Wed Sep 1 13:53:15 UTC 2010

On 08/28/2010 05:37 PM, Till Maas wrote:
> With the FPCA, the board could relicense everything. But RedHat appoints
> the board chair, who has veto power. If this is right, then this could
> be changed by making the chair seat another normal seat, that is voted
> for by the community and make the board elect it's chair by itself.

Till, you know that's not true.

With the FPCA, any "unlicensed" contributions that Fedora receives are
relicensed to a Fedora approved license. The only Fedora approved
licenses are Free licenses. If a contributor doesn't want Fedora
determining which Free license to use on their contribution, they can
put their choice of Free license on it, and Fedora then only has the
option of either using it under that explicitly chosen license or not at

So, no, the board could not relicense everything.


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