On 09/27/2018 04:06 PM, Randy Barlow wrote:
I noticed today that Higan has been added to Copr. It's a
system emulator, and it includes some binary ROM files (for example,
) that I have been unable to determine the license for. I have
attempted to contact the author to ask where these files came from and
what their license is, but did not get a reply. The Higan website
claims that these files are not subject to copyright law, but IANAL
and am not familiar with any exceptions to Copyright law that would be
unique to system ROM images, so I figured I would ask the legal list.
I am unaware of any reason why these binary ROM files would not be
copyrightable, especially since they contain system firmware.
Is Higan acceptable to be distributed by Fedora given these system
files that it includes?
Based on what you've shown me, no.