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What type of license comes with Fedora 20

asked 2014-04-01 03:23:55 -0500

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I need to know what type of license comes with Fedora 20 for an assignment. I am talking about the end users license. Is Fedora 20 issued under the GNU General Public License or is there some other type of license for the user?

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answered 2014-04-01 04:09:16 -0500

1) To be clear Fedora contains software distributed under a free and open source license and aims to be on the leading edge of such technologies.

2) But Fedora has a lot of software, wich can have different licenses. You can see a full list of Fedora licensing here.

"The goal of the Fedora Project is to work with the Linux community to create a complete, general purpose operating system exclusively from Free and Open Source software.

All software in Fedora must be under licenses in the Fedora licensing list . This list is based on the licenses approved by the Free Software Foundation , OSI and consultation with Red Hat Legal.

In addition, all acceptable licenses for Fedora (including copyright, trademark, and patent licenses) must be applicable not only to Red Hat or Fedora, but also to all recipients downstream. This means that any "Fedora-only" licenses, or licenses with specific terms that Red Hat or Fedora meets but that other recipients would not are not acceptable (and almost certainly non-free, as a result)."

3) Fedora 18 EULA can be found here.

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