Bug 492297

Summary: Potential legal issue with DHT
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: David Nielsen <gnomeuser>
Component: monsoonAssignee: David Nielsen <gnomeuser>
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: rawhideCC: gnomeuser, rdieter, tcallawa
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OS: Linux   
URL: http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-gnome/2009-03/msg00048.html
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Description David Nielsen 2009-03-26 11:32:08 UTC
Description of problem:

According to upstream, Novell have blocked the DHT portion of all bittorrent software based on a legal risk. There isn't much additional information but I would love to get Fedora Legal' input on this as it would potentially affect quite a lot of packages in Fedora currently.


Note that for Monotorrent and Monsoon this is not a problem in the upcoming release as the DHT parts have been split out as a module which could be shipped by a 3rd party such as rpmfusion. Other software will need to be modified.

Alan can be reached at alan.mcgovern -a- gmail -.- com

Comment 1 Tom "spot" Callaway 2009-04-02 13:55:42 UTC
After discussing this with the openSUSE legal folks, I've determined this is not an issue of concern for Fedora. Closing.