Re: Freeware game without source suitable for non-free?
Am 19.02.2011 03:39, schrieb Paul Wise:
On Sat, Feb 19, 2011 at 9:39 AM, Tobias Hansen
I have prepared a Debian package of the adventure game engine SLUDGE [1,
2] and I'm currently waiting for the last missing dependency libalure
1.1 to be released and included in Debian.
Are there any SLUDGE games that are clearly DFSG-free?
No, but the packages will also contain a development kit.
Yes, I know. Tim Furnish wrote in the same mail that contained the
I also would also like to package my favourite SLUDGE game "Out Of
Order" , but it is not free. It is freeware with permission to
redistribute it and only a compiled game file that is interpreted by the
SLUDGE engine is available. I would like to know if it is likely to be
included in non-free if I package it and ask for a sponsor.
I cannot find any permission to redistribute within the license, could
you point out which sentence makes you think that would be acceptable?
"Sore, by all means make the existing OOO data file available for Linux
- with the engine if that's what you're suggesting. I must admit,
despite having used Linux on and off for over 10 years, I've never
packaged anything up for it for distribution so don't really have that
much of a clue about what's involved. But yeah, go for it. The data
file's freely distributable at the moment as part of the installer... so
I guess there's no harm whatsoever in make it available outside of it."
Is it enough to add that passage to the license text or do I have to
contact him again?