[FAmSCo] [Fwd] Possible Red Hat coursework (in PDF) format being posted by a Fedora Ambassador

susmit shannigrahi thinklinux.ssh at gmail.com
Thu Aug 5 02:09:45 UTC 2010

On Thu, Aug 5, 2010 at 5:54 AM, David Nalley <david at gnsa.us> wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 4, 2010 at 8:03 PM, Paul W. Frields <stickster at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, Aug 04, 2010 at 07:09:35PM +0200, Joerg Simon wrote:
>>> Am 04.08.2010 13:36, schrieb susmit shannigrahi:
>>> > Were not we talking about ambassadors conduct for sometime?
>>> i think - if Ambassadors do mistakes - even if they claim to have not
>>> the Fedora Ambassador Hat on as example - a private mail about the issue
>>> should be send to the person. Because Ambassadors stay in public - they
>>> are the face of Fedora!
>>> Besides all the legal things i would consider RH Course Material
>>> provided by an Ambassador an forbidden item even if it not listed
>>> exactly by that name.
>> Joerg, you and Susmit made good points.  I didn't fully address them
>> in my earlier reply.  What I meant to say, and didn't do very well,
>> was this:
>> * We don't want any contributors to put inappropriate material on
>>  Planet Fedora.  That includes copyrighted material the contributor
>>  is not permitted to distribute.

Yes, I am more concerned about the copyright infringement part, not
about RedHat.

>> I hope that by explaining I haven't blown this up into a huge issue,
>> when it's just one person's mistake.  Does this explanation make
>> sense?
> I don't think this has or will blow up into a huge issue, at least
> from FAmSCo's standpoint.

Thank you Paul for your fine explanation. There won't be any issue at
all. We just want our members to behave more maturely.

> It might be worthwhile for us to find out this person's mentor (if
> they have one) and suggest they have a talk about understanding
> copyright (regardless of the holder), which even for libre software is
> vitally important.


> This is an odd case in that our primary sponsor happens to be the
> entity whose copyright was ignored, but I'd hope FAmSCo, take the same
> position if it was Acme Corp. or any other person/company.

Of course, yes.



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