[Fedora-legal-list] Application metadata

Tom Callaway tcallawa at redhat.com
Wed Sep 4 15:19:27 UTC 2013

On 09/04/2013 06:13 AM, Matthias Clasen wrote:
> Hi,
> 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.

This is acceptable.


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