Selling systems with Fedora preloaded.

Matthew Miller mattdm at
Sun Nov 27 20:16:36 UTC 2005

On Sun, Nov 27, 2005 at 02:11:23PM -0600, Gain Paolo Mureddu wrote:
> *) How far could we (if we walk down this path, anyway) modify the
> default Fedora installation to better fit customers? (installing some
> Extras packages and maybe Flash/RealPlayer/mPlayer/Xine; 32-bit apps
> for backwards compatibility on 64-bit Linux boxes)

If you modify it, you can't call it Fedora. But you can modify it all you
want. However, as not-a-lawyer, just adding things probably doesn't fall
under that. The details hare here:

You're definitely going to want to consult a lawyer. Preferably one familiar
with open source.

Watch out for the licenses and other legal issues with those "maybe" apps.

And x86_64 already does include 32-bit backwards-compatibility stuff.

> *) As far as Look'n'Feel go, would there be problems if the default
> desktop settings are changed a bit (theme, icon set, color schemes)?


> *) Even though Fedora does not ship with them, could we be able to
> deliver the built systems with all necesary drivers, provided a
> warning in the manual that stated the drivers are not part of the
> distro DVD the customers will get, with instructions on how to get
> them and install them?

The trademark guidelines would apply again. But also, it would depend on the
licensing terms of the drivers, too.

Matthew Miller           mattdm at          <>
Boston University Linux      ------>              <>

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