[Fedora-legal-list] Potential problem with Bitttorrent DHT

Tom "spot" Callaway tcallawa at redhat.com
Wed Apr 1 13:52:04 UTC 2009


On 03/30/2009 07:37 AM, David Nielsen wrote:
> As is pointed out by upstream for Monsoon, Novell have disallowed DHT
> implementation from the openSUSE repos based on a legal risk as assessed
> by openSUSE Legal. The precise nature of the problem is unclear from the
> initial mail but Alan McGovern says he will provide information to
> interested parties, as such I would like some input from Fedora Legal if
> the problem applies to Fedora as well.
> 
> Relevant information
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=492297
> http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-gnome/2009-03/msg00048.html
> 
> Regards,
> David Nielsen

David,

I've reached out to my counterpart on the openSUSE side, but I have not
yet heard anything in response. Without more information as to the
problem, I don't think we can make an intelligent decision here. If Alan
is willing to send information to me, we will certainly review the
situation.

Thanks,

~tom




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