Bug 492297 - Potential legal issue with DHT
Potential legal issue with DHT
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: monsoon (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: David Nielsen
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: FE-Legal
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Reported: 2009-03-26 07:32 EDT by David Nielsen
Modified: 2009-04-02 09:55 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-04-02 09:55:42 EDT
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Description David Nielsen 2009-03-26 07:32:08 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
Comment 1 Tom "spot" Callaway 2009-04-02 09:55:42 EDT
After discussing this with the openSUSE legal folks, I've determined this is not an issue of concern for Fedora. Closing.

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