Fwd: warsow: Clarification for the Warsow Content License
I've received this in response to the question of the Warsow Content
License I've sent earlier to some members of the Warsow Team. Perhaps
it's best to wait for a new release of Warsow with their edited
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From: slk zombie <email@example.com>
Date: Jan 28, 2008 8:15 AM
Subject: Re: warsow: Clarification for the Warsow Content License
To: Andres Mejia <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I'm warsow founder.
Thanks for your extended mail, I forwarded it to the team. We are
currently making any changes needed, the reference to warsow Team will
disappear in 041's license.
Last, you can consider this answer is position both from chasseur de
bots and warsow team.
Best regards and have a nice day,
Solomonk / Fabrice Demurger
2008/1/25, Andres Mejia <email@example.com>:
> Dear Warsow Team,
> I wasn't sure who exactly to contact about this so I've decided to
> contact everybody whose email address was posted in the contact.txt
> file of the Warsow archive/installer.
> I and other Debian users would like to create and distribute a package
> for the new version of Warsow (0.4). Before I get started on the new
> packages, we have some concerns about the Warsow Content License that
> we'll need clarification for.
> The license states "Assets that are property of Chasseur de bots, use
> the following Warsow Content License."
> Then there are these two clauses.
> " 3. You may not copy, modify, publish, transmit, sell, participate
> in the transfer or sale or reproduce, create Derivative Works from,
> distribute, perform, display or in any way exploit any of the Material
> released under this License unless expressly permitted by the Warsow
> 4. You may freely distribute the Warsow archive/installer
> unmodified on any media. You may re-compress using different archival
> formats suitable for your OS (i.e. zip/tgz/rpm/deb/dmg), any changes
> beyond that require explicit permission of the Chasseur de bots
> In clause 3 when it's stated, "unless expressly permitted by the
> Warsow Team," did you really mean to say the "Warsow Team" or
> "Chasseur de bots"? I ask this since it's stated that the license
> applies to "Assets that are property of Chasseur de bots". If you did
> mean to say the "Warsow Team", can it be assumed that the members of
> the Warsow Team are those listed in the Warsow team page
> http://www.warsow.net/?page=team or is there a different list?
> In regards to clause 4, a Debian package includes a tarball (orig
> tarball) that would contain the original source (a tarball named
> <package-name>_<version>.orig.tar.gz). The Warsow archive/installer
> can be delivered unmodified in the orig tarball, but this would be a
> problem for the deb package.
> The deb package contains the files in a manner that is compliant with
> the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard. So the Warsow content would need to
> reside in /usr/share/games/warsow-data/. Documentation would be placed
> in /usr/share/doc/warsow-data/. A Debian package also would add in
> other documentation that are related with the Debian package or are
> for Debian users. The changelog.txt file from the Warsow
> archive/installer is renamed to upstream_changelog.txt so as not to
> confuse it with changelog.Debian.gz, which is the changelog for the
> Debian packaging. Also, the changelog files are always compressed
> using gzip, regardless of its size. Also, the binaries from the Warsow
> archive/installer are included in a separate package that has the
> binaries built from the SDK. So the binaries from the Warsow
> archive/installer are not included in the deb package with the Warsow
> content. The scripts from the Warsow archive/installer are also not
> used. Even if they were used, they would need to be modified for use
> in a Debian system and included in the package with the binaries.
> Also, in the package with the binaries, some of the documentation from
> the Warsow archive/installer is included in the package's "diff.gz"
> file that contains the makefile script and other files necessary to
> build a Debian package. This way, the documentation from the Warsow
> archive/installer can be delivered in both packages.
> With all this said, there are things that are added to, modified, and
> deleted from the Warsow archive/installer in order to create packages
> for Debian. Most of the modifications I've listed are meant as a way
> to create and deliver a Debian package. Some others are for purposes
> of complying with Debian policy. What I'm generally asking in regards
> to this is, can it be acceptable to build and deliver Debian packages
> without having to leave the Warsow archive/installer unmodified?
> There is also some other things I want clarification for. I'm assuming
> that the Warsow archive/installer is the warsow_0.4_unified.zip file.
> Am I correct? Also, I'm assuming that when it's stated that the Warsow
> Content License "is applied to all
> art/models/music/texts/names/setting/... present in the game", that
> this means "art/models/music/texts/names/setting/..." that would
> appear only while playing the game. Am I correct?
> If you respond, please email the Debian Games Developers' list at
> firstname.lastname@example.org and also the Bug Tracking System
> for Bug #461659 at email@example.com. In your response, please
> also clarify if the response is the position of Chasseur de bots
> and/or the Warsow Team.
> Andres Mejia