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Re: Contribution to Extras (an update)





Tim Jackson wrote:
Victor Skovorodnikov wrote:
*/Rahul Sundaram <sundaram fedoraproject org>/* wrote:

Thats incompatible with Fedora packaging guidelines. A written license
    should be included that is Free and/or open source is required.


Should I get this written license from Paul Riche III, UR Quan Masters developers or can I write it myself?

You need to get it from him; as the author, he is the only person that can set the licensing terms. And in case you missed the subtlety in Rahul's message, it's not the "written license should be included" bit which is so much of a problem (though you should indeed include a text file with the package containing the license as written by the author). The main problem is the fact that the license he gave you isn't a Free software license and is therefore still incompatible with Fedora.

("free for non-commercial purposes" isn't Free in this context; we're talking about freedom not free-from-charge here; see:

http://www.fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging/Guidelines#head-76294f12c6b481792eb001ba9763d95e2792e825

and, for some background:

http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html

)


To be more exact, we're talking about images here, so content not code, thus you only need a license which allows free (gratis and unlimited) redistribution of the images with your game. This still means that the non-commercial clause is unacceptable though. Also where did you get the sound FX? those need to be properly licensed too.

Regards,

Hans



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