The Forgotten "F": A Tale of Fedora's Foundations

drago01 drago01 at
Wed Apr 23 14:37:40 UTC 2014

On Wed, Apr 23, 2014 at 4:24 PM, Stephen John Smoogen <smooge at> wrote:
> On 23 April 2014 02:29, Christian Schaller <cschalle at> wrote:
>> Hi Mairin,
>> Not sure exactly where you are coming from in terms of wanting legal
>> to weigh in, but in general I don't think legals opinion is very relevant
>> and this point. The first step here should always be us as a project
>> deciding what
>> user experience we want to offer our users, then once that is done go to
>> legal
>> and try to work with them to figure out how it can be done.
> The reason was that Legal was the big reason the rules are in place in the
> first place. They are not just in place because of software patents. They
> are in place because of different national laws on copyright, what is
> considered to be infringement or redistribution by even linking, trademark
> use (also dependent on nation etc), competition rules, and a probably
> another dozen other factors.

All of this applies to any software regardless whether it is free or
not (as I said in the other mail).
Copyright law does not differentiate between free and non free software.

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