Fwd: Policy change on emulators
by Matthew Miller
I think this will be of interest to this SIG. I noticed that
has some notes on emulators based on the previous more restrictive
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> Date: Tue, 3 May 2016 14:55:19 -0400
> From: Tom Callaway <tcallawa(a)redhat.com>
> To: devel-announce(a)lists.fedoraproject.org, Fedora Legal List
> Subject: [Fedora-legal-list] Policy change on emulators
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> To the Fedora Community,
> The Fedora policy on emulators has been in place for quite some time, it
> is one of the first legal rules we put in place. Recently, we
> reconsidered that rule and have amended our position (with discussion
> from Red Hat Legal).
> Previously, the guidelines forbid the majority of emulators from being
> included in Fedora, but the new guidelines, while longer, are more
> === Emulators ===
> Some emulators (applications which emulate another platform) are not
> permitted for inclusion in Fedora. These rules will help you determine
> whether an emulator is acceptable for Fedora.
> * Emulators which depend on firmware or ROM files to function may not be
> included in Fedora, unless the copyright holder(s) for the firmware/ROM
> files give clear permission for the firmware/ROM files to be distributed
> (either under a Fedora permissible license or under the Fedora firmware
> exception criteria). Note: This only covers the situation where an
> emulator will not run at all without firmware/ROM files. For example,
> emulators that compile and run, but ship with no game ROMs are not
> covered by this rule.
> * Emulators must not ship with any ROM files (e.g. games) unless those
> ROM files are available under a Fedora permissible license and have been
> built from source code in the Fedora buildsystem.
> * Emulators must not point to any third-party sites which provide
> firmware or ROM files that are distributed without the clear and
> explicit permission of their copyright holders.
> * All other Fedora licensing and packaging rules apply to emulators.
> The home for this policy is here:
> This change is effective immediately and also applies to Copr.
> If you have questions about this change, please feel free to email me
> (either directly or on the devel/legal lists).
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