Fedora extras and opensource games with shareware datafiles

seth vidal skvidal at phy.duke.edu
Wed Mar 30 16:13:11 UTC 2005

> Erm,
  My name is Seth, not Erm, it's a common misspelling, though. :-D

> The idea was to add an shareware-data rpm for those who don't have the 
> registered version Yes.
> 1) It is not as if sourcecode for the datafiles exist, they are after 
> all data, not Machine instructions. The data can be edited with freely 
> available tools. How does this differ from png's distributed with other 
> programs?
> 2) I thought that oss programs needing closed data/firmware was OK as 
> long as the data/firmware is freely redistributable. Isn't the plan for 
> example to distribute intell wireless firmware in core as soon as it 
> some problems with it not being 100% freely redistributable are fixed.
> If something is good enough for core, then why isn't it good enough for 
> extras?

I think firmware falls under a different category but IANAL. We should
ask the fedora legal folks. Want me to ping at the powers-that-be about


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