The legal issue is important for a new distribution, there are several aspects to be covered

Legal management of licenses for Mageia

Well let's focus on what's distributed, mainly libre-software though copyright is not the only thing to take into account (software patents are still illegal in many countries for those trying to prevent fair-sharing and getting selfish-temporary "rights" in some countries, trademarks too have drawbacks unless they are used appropriately).
Mageia legal context (draft)
Source is available at Mageia legal xmind (of course WikiLicense applies) see CompileXMind to edit it

managing those illegal (in many countries) software patents

What's the use of a fair trademark?

some examples:

for those interested to follow

Implementation should provide two means of contact, depending on the subject:
TODO: Discuss -legal only or any need for a -licensing ML ? (IMHO, -legal is sufficient even though it would be public, private contact being possible, only requires proper explanation of what subjects can be addressed and which should not)

Some references in French
check CategoryLibreAdvocacy particularly ContributionLibre (in french)

RDA mail on Mageia ML

CategoryBlogMageia CategoryMageiaDev
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