Ticket #170 (closed defect: invalid)
Need Guidelines for packages with restrictive trademark licensing
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Some packages have assets that are trademarked. Those trademarks may or may not have explicit licenses from upstream. They may or may not have upstreams who have expressed a desire to assert their trademark rights. As packagers start to run across more of these we need to decide whether to package them with the trademarked assets, how to handle acls for the packages, and what additional procedures packagers need to follow.
This hasn't come up to FPC before. It may not be an FPC decision. But we're the next group to meet so I'm opening it here and we can decide whether to handle it, handle part of it, or where to forward it to. Groups to coordinate with (or handle this instead of us) could be Fedora Legal (spot) or FESCo.
I know of three specifics:
- The Mozilla software which I haven't looked at the licensing terms for but I assume they've been looked at by Fedora Legal and Red Hat Legal
- Someone is packaging Zotero which has this license:
- rubygem-passenger: no specific license terms have been given but an upstream developer weighed in that they would assert their rights if we applied a specific change suggested in our review request.