Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 492297
Potential legal issue with DHT
Last modified: 2009-04-02 09:55:42 EDT
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
After discussing this with the openSUSE legal folks, I've determined this is not an issue of concern for Fedora. Closing.