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Old 02-20-2005, 11:03 PM   #1
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Question Legal Question: Can a public library 'borrow' the design of the FC website?

I work for a small public library in Manhattan, Illinois.
I recently was given the job of completely redesigning our website. The current site is a mess. It was slapped together in M$ FrontPage a few years ago and has never been very well maintained, so I offered to create a new one from scratch.

I like to look and feel of the Fedora Core website and would like to base the design of the library's new website on it.

Does anyone know who I should contact to ask for permission to use the design and layout of the Fedora Core homepage (some one at Red Hat I assume)?

I've slapped together a very basic example of what we'd like to do with the site. You can see it at:
Most of the links still point to stuff on the FC site and I've only changed a bit of the content, but it should give you an idea of what I have in mind

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Old 02-20-2005, 11:07 PM   #2
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Unhappy Oops!

I meant to post this in 'General' not 'Linux - General'.
Could a moderator please move it for me?
Old 02-20-2005, 11:11 PM   #3
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I'd e-mail and ask them if it is ok. I know some websites ( for example) actually include links to there source code which is distributed under the GPL. Redhat is a corporate entity though, so I'd ask just to be nice.

I'm not sure what the ip law would actually say... so long as you are stealing any of there images I'm not sure it would even matter if you simply copied there site layout.
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Thread moved. It is easier for us (esp. the Mods) if you report the post you need moving. Simply adding a post with the request doesn't necessarily mean it will be seen.


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