[Fedora-legal-list] Application metadata

Matthias Clasen mclasen at redhat.com
Wed Sep 4 10:13:26 UTC 2013


to make it possible for users to learn about applications in the
gnome-software application installer [1] before they are installed, we
need provide some application metadata separate from the package(s). 

This includes
- the application icon
- the application name and short description (from the desktop file)
- a long description (included in the upstream tarballs specifically for
this purpose in the appdata format [2]).

These items will be extracted from the built package in koji, and
collected in two files (a tar file for the icons, and an xml file for
the textual items), which we want to be distributed in our repositories.

Release engineering has asked me to get a clarification that shipping
application metadata in this way is ok.

Thanks, Matthias

[1] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/AppInstaller
[2] http://people.freedesktop.org/~hughsient/appdata/

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