Guidance about binary / data files for JTREG tests

Florian Weimer fweimer at
Wed Apr 30 14:13:03 UTC 2014

On 04/30/2014 04:03 PM, Wang Weijun wrote:
> Florian
> Just curious, how do you deal with a file like this
> Is the byte array inside considered binary?

We consider content problematic for which source code apparently exists 
(and which is the preferred form of making modifications), but it's not 
part of the sources we use to build RPM packages.

The comment above the byte array indicates that this situation is 
different in this case, and I don't think Fedora or Debian has problems 
with it.  For more authoritative information on this particular case, 
you'd have to ask on the fedora-legal or debian-legal mailing lists.

(I'm treating this a question about policies for content inclusion in 
free software distributions—this is not legal advice.)

Florian Weimer / Red Hat Product Security Team

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