Selling systems with Fedora preloaded.

Greg DeKoenigsberg gdk at
Mon Nov 28 16:10:26 UTC 2005

On Mon, 28 Nov 2005, Matthew Miller wrote:

> On Mon, Nov 28, 2005 at 10:51:30AM -0500, Greg DeKoenigsberg wrote:
> > As the usage guidelines stand *right now*, you *cannot* use the Fedora 
> > name if you alter the bits *in any way*.
> > This has been the policy since Fedora was first created -- largely because 
> > no one had the time to deal with questions like the ones you're raising 
> > right now.
> I think a common OEM case is: What if the CD included is stock Fedora, but
> the installed system has been modified? I know of several vendors which
> do this already, and are calling it "Fedora"....

Yep.  And technically, according to the current guidelines, they are in 
violation.  Which means that it's incumbent upon us to come up with a more 
reasonable policy as soon as possible.


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