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The Proposed Fedora Foundation

On August 2005, Red Hat provided an update about the Fedora Foundation at LinuxWorld in San Francisco. Here are several of the Foundation goals that were enumerated:

The Fedora Foundation was to be a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Its goal was to be to serve the Fedora community in the following ways:

  • By providing a non-profit entity to organize and manage volunteers.
  • By ensuring that the work of these volunteers remains forever free.
  • By providing a fundraising arm for the development and protection of Fedora and related open source projects.
  • By providing an entity for copyright assignment, so that what is free is also defensible in a court of law.
  • By funding patent filings for inventors in the open source community, so that dedicated individuals can help to build a protective patent shield around open source code.

Important Note

The above proposal was not realized. Please read (then) Fedora Project Leader Max Spevack's message on the subject for full details.

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