stormbaancoureur license issues
Paul Wise wrote:
On Jan 8, 2008 12:52 PM, Barry deFreese <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
<pabs> hmm, I wonder if README.Debian is still needed
<pabs> leave it for now I guess
<pabs> looks like there is a new upstream - 2.0.2
<bdefreese> jesus, I just built the freakin' thing a week or two ago
<pabs> ah, engine.tga looks like a derivative work of something
non-free - see images-stormbaancoureur/README
<bdefreese> of course
<pabs> he also isn't very clear which GPL he is licencing under
<pabs> bdefreese: it'd be good if the engine.tga ting could be
clarified, and get him to pu the proper gpl blurb in license.txt
* pabs moves on to btanks
I have received a response from the author but I'm not sure in totally
answers the questions. Can someone give me some guidance on this? Here
is what he wrote:
>#1. The licensing is not clear. You state that it is licensed under
>the GPL but do not specify which version nor can I find a copy of the
>license. Is there any chance of including a COPYING file or License or
>something specifying the license and version (and ideally would include
>the GPL text)?
When I released first, I assumed the then current GPL.
This is what the GPL license text says:
"If the Program does not specify a version number of the GNU General
Public License, you may choose any version ever published by the Free
We can go with that one, but if you prefer, I can simply declare GPLv3
in the README.
>#2. engine.tga. In the README you state that it is rendered from
>model that you purchased. That likely makes it non-free for Debian's
>purposes. Can you be more specific with that? Is it Copyrighted to
No, the image is copyrighted by me.
I purchased the right to make renderings from a 3D model.
This 3D model is not included in the game.
Does this comment even help any? Even if he has the right to make a
rendering, it doesn't make it redistributable does it??