Re: scummvm dependent games: non-free?
Joachim Breitner wrote:
> Am Fr, den 25.06.2004 schrieb Gerfried Fuchs um 12:11:
>> 3) You may not charge a fee for the game itself. This includes
>> reselling the game as an individual item.
>> Doesn't this violate point 1 of the DFSG?
> AFAIK it is ok, as long as it is allowed to distribute it as part of
> something (like Debian). Similar situation as with Bitstream's Vera
> font: (quote from doc/copyright):
>> The Font Software may be sold as part of a larger software package but
>> no copy of one or more of the Font Software typefaces may be sold by
> Basically the same it, and seems to be free.
This is basically a trick of wording. If the license lets you ship it with
the one-character shell script containing the letter 'w' and charge for
that, then that's good enough.
>> At least the splash screen of "Flight of the Amazon Queen" when you
>> start it is misleading at large, too:
>> Unauthorized copying, reproduction, adoption, rental, public
>> performance, broadcast or other exploitation of this product is
>> strictly prohibited and constitutes a violation of applicable laws
>> which may give rise to both civil liability and criminal penalties.
>> (hand typed and thus typos might be in it)
> Should be fixed, but it's not RC. Feel free to file a bug.
Technically, it's true; it's just there's a *lot* of authorized uses!
There are none so blind as those who will not see.