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The text of some license agreements may be found below. At this time, all license agreements shown are governed by the contractual laws of the State of North Carolina and the intellectual property laws of the United States of America, unless otherwise indicated.
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The text of some license agreements may be found below. A full list of licenses and how they interact with Fedora is available on the [[Licensing| Licensing]]  page.
  
A full list of licenses and how they interact with Fedora is available on the [[Licensing| Licensing]]  page.
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== License Agreements ==
  
== End User License Agreements ==
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Releases of software from the Fedora Project are covered by a License Agreement.
  
Releases of software from the Fedora Project are covered by an End User License Agreement (EULA).
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[[Legal/Licenses/LicenseAgreement|  Fedora License Agreement]]  
 
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[[Legal/Licenses/EULA|  Fedora End User License Agreement]]  
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== This Website ==
 
== This Website ==
  
We are working on licensing the texts of this website.  Texts contributed after 2006-02-19 or by members of the EditGroup are licensed under the terms of the [[Legal/Licenses/OPL|  Open Publication License v1.0]]  without options, except where otherwise noted.  All other content is not licensed for copying or redistribution, except where otherwise noted.
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Texts contributed are licensed under the terms of the [http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License 3.0 Unported], except where otherwise noted.  All other content is not licensed for copying or redistribution, except where otherwise noted.
  
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== CSS and Layout Code ==
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Layout and CSS code for the Fedora websites is offered under a free software license notated in each individual file.  You are permitted to use this code on your own sites, but you may not use this code in conjunction with any other Fedora trademarks, as set out in the [[Legal:Trademark_guidelines | trademark guidelines]].
  
 
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== Documentation ==
 
== Documentation ==
  
All texts from formal Fedora documentation are licensed under the terms of the [[Legal/Licenses/OPL|  Open Publication License v1.0]]  without options.  See the [[DocsProject/Licensing/FAQ|  Fedora Documentation Licensing FAQ]]  for more information.
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All texts from formal Fedora documentation are licensed under the terms of the [http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License 3.0 Unported].  See the [[DocsProject/Licensing/FAQ|  Fedora Documentation Licensing FAQ]]  for more information.
  
 
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== The Contributor License Agreement ==
 
== The Contributor License Agreement ==
  
The purpose of the Contributor License Agreement (CLA) is to establish copyright control under Red Hat, Inc. on behalf of the Fedora Project. By having a single entity hold copyright:
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The purpose of the Contributor License Agreement (CLA) is to ensure that Fedora has acceptable licensing terms for all contributions received.
 
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* It is easier to be more nimble with future relicensing needs
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* That one incorporated entity can handle being sued
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* The project can act singularly on the behalf of all the code and documentation without having to make costly and lengthy research into responses from every copyright holder
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All individual contributors to the Fedora Project are required to agree to the Individual Contributor License Agreement and all of their contributions are subject to it.
 
All individual contributors to the Fedora Project are required to agree to the Individual Contributor License Agreement and all of their contributions are subject to it.
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There are degrees of trust associated with the method one agrees to the CLA.  Use the [[Legal/CLAAcceptanceHierarchies| CLA Acceptance Hierarchies]]  to figure out what method of agreement matches the type of contribution.
 
There are degrees of trust associated with the method one agrees to the CLA.  Use the [[Legal/CLAAcceptanceHierarchies| CLA Acceptance Hierarchies]]  to figure out what method of agreement matches the type of contribution.
 
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* http://www.apache.org/licenses/icla.txt
 
* http://www.opensolaris.org/os/about/sun_contributor_agreement/
 
* http://www.gnu.org/licenses/why-assign.html
 
  
 
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Latest revision as of 19:21, 22 September 2010

Contents

[edit] Licenses

The text of some license agreements may be found below. A full list of licenses and how they interact with Fedora is available on the Licensing page.

[edit] License Agreements

Releases of software from the Fedora Project are covered by a License Agreement.

Fedora License Agreement

[edit] This Website

Texts contributed are licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License 3.0 Unported, except where otherwise noted. All other content is not licensed for copying or redistribution, except where otherwise noted.

[edit] CSS and Layout Code

Layout and CSS code for the Fedora websites is offered under a free software license notated in each individual file. You are permitted to use this code on your own sites, but you may not use this code in conjunction with any other Fedora trademarks, as set out in the trademark guidelines.

[edit] Documentation

All texts from formal Fedora documentation are licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License 3.0 Unported. See the Fedora Documentation Licensing FAQ for more information.

[edit] The Contributor License Agreement

The purpose of the Contributor License Agreement (CLA) is to ensure that Fedora has acceptable licensing terms for all contributions received.

All individual contributors to the Fedora Project are required to agree to the Individual Contributor License Agreement and all of their contributions are subject to it.

The Fedora Project Individual Contributor License Agreement

There are degrees of trust associated with the method one agrees to the CLA. Use the CLA Acceptance Hierarchies to figure out what method of agreement matches the type of contribution.