On Tue, 2008-12-09 at 23:03 +0100, Matthias Saou wrote:
> >>>>> "TC" == Tom \"spot\"
Callaway <Tom> writes:
> TC> Given that it does not give permission for us to redistribute (the
> TC> cornerstone requirement for Content licenses), this license is not
> TC> acceptable for Fedora.
> I guess I'm glad I looked before approving the package, but I have to
> wonder: Do the cacert folks actually want anyone to use their
> certificates? I mean, this prevents basically everyone from using
> them, because they can't come with the OS or the browser.
Personally, the more I read the document, the more I'm confused.
"You may NOT distribute certificates or root keys under this
licence"... does this mean we can distribute under a different license?
Well, sortof. The wording here is strange because you can get a
different license from the CA issuer. We can't just pick a license, but
the CA issuer might be willing to give us a different one.
Would it be worth getting in contact with CAcert.org
in order to try
and have them allow us to redistribute the root certs under conditions
which are acceptable to the Fedora Project?
Probably, yes. :)