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Statement on We Make Fedora

As part of our Code of Conduct, the Fedora Project has pledged to collaborate in a respectful and constructive manner, to make participation in our project and our community a harassment-free experience for everyone, to avoid personal attacks on others, and to avoid inflammatory language and speech that perpetuates discrimination. 

Recently, the website We Make Fedora (WMF) has come to our attention. WMF scrapes and aggregates (via RSS/Atom) the blog feeds from Fedora and Fedora contributor sites. These scraped posts are intermingled on WMF with other posts.

The Fedora Project does not endorse We Make Fedora. The site maintainer is not a member of the Fedora Project community and is unaffiliated with Fedora. Further, WMF has not committed to follow our Code of Conduct and has not made the same pledges contained therein. 

If you have a blog on Fedora Planet which is appearing on WMF, you may want to include the following statement as a blog header:

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We Make Fedora is not affiliated with the Fedora Community or the contributors to the Fedora Linux operating system. If you read this post on We Make Fedora, it might be there without permission. We encourage you to read this content at its source.

Fedora’s default license for content is now CC BY-SA 4.0

The Fedora Project Contributor Agreement (FPCA), which all Fedora contributors sign, exists to make sure that everything in the project is licensed in accordance with our “Freedom” value. The FPCA includes a provision which allows the Council to update the default license for either “code” or “content”:

The Fedora Council may, by public announcement, subsequently designate an additional or alternative default license for a given category of Contribution (a “Later Default License”). A Later Default License shall be chosen from the appropriate categorical sublist of Acceptable Licenses For Fedora.

The Fedora Council has approved a change from from the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0) license to the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 (CC BY-SA 4.0) license for material classified as “content”. This message is the official public announcement of that change, which is effective as of today, the 13th of May 2021.

This license applies to content (not code) submitted to Fedora that does not have an explicit license attached. The FPCA is not a copyright assignment, and does not override the explicit license choices of contributors or upstream projects.

Policy proposal: Update default content license to CC BY-SA 4.0

Earlier this month, Matthew Miller suggested the Fedora Council update the default content license from the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0) license to the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 (CC BY-SA 4.0) license. This license applies to content (not code) submitted to Fedora that does not have an explicit license attached. It does not override the explicit license choices of contributors or upstream projects.

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