Uruguay violates GPL by deleting root on OLPCs

Ed McNierney ed at laptop.org
Wed Jul 7 19:16:59 EDT 2010

Jacob -

The Linux kernel question is easy, as it's largely GPL v2; the Fedora one is by no means easy.  The Fedora Project maintains a list of software licenses which are considered acceptable for software to be packaged in Fedora.  That doesn't mean *all* these licenses are in use in any particular Fedora release, but it does give you a sense of the possibilities.  You can find the list, with all 206 "good" software license possibilities (26 of which are GPL variations) at http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Licensing#SoftwareLicenses - as well as the acceptable documentation licenses.

It's a fine list, but the 49th license listed stands out from a crowded pack, and rewards the modest effort required to count up to 49.

	- Ed

On Jul 7, 2010, at 6:23 PM, Chris Ball wrote:

> Hi,
>> forgive an honest question that may spark a philosophical debate:
>> Since the Linux kernel and Fedora are both licensed under GPL.2,
>> how would this violate an unrelated license? (which reading, it
>> may or may not...)
> Because it's not true that "Fedora" is licensed under GPLv2 --
> it's licensed under a mix of licenses, including some GPLv3.
> - Chris.
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