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patents on Frets on Fire, Pydance, StepMania and such games

Tom "spot" Callaway, from Red Hat, announced [1] that Fedora won't be
including any game of the kind of Frets on Fire, Stepmania, pydance,
digiband, or anything of the kind of DDR or Guitar Hero, due to patent
concerns [2].

Due to patent concerns, we won't be able to include any games in Fedora
which meet the following criteria:

A game where "targets" move across the screen to a predetermined point
or line, where the player hits a button/key/mouse click as the target(s)
crosses that point or line, and gets points.

Any thoughts on that?


[1] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-games-list/2008-January/msg00022.html
[2] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-games-list/2008-January/msg00041.html
[3] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-games-list/2008-January/msg00033.html

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