Re: Copyright question
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
Christian Leutloff <email@example.com> wrote:
>then express this in the licence:
>You can do what you want ..., but you have to leave the copyright
>notice on the introsreen, ...
This is already covered by the GPL, section 2(c):
c) If the modified program normally reads commands interactively
when run, you must cause it, when started running for such
interactive use in the most ordinary way, to print or display an
announcement including an appropriate copyright notice and a
notice that there is no warranty (or else, saying that you provide
a warranty) and that users may redistribute the program under
these conditions, and telling the user how to view a copy of this
License. (Exception: if the Program itself is interactive but
does not normally print such an announcement, your work based on
the Program is not required to print an announcement.)
I think you can interpret "reads commands interactively" to include the
playing of the game. Mouse clicks and keystrokes are commands...
You could suggest that he GPL the program and add a line pointing out
GPL 2(c) explicitly.
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