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Re: Bug#176477: ITP: rott -- Rise of the Triad, a first person shooter

On Sun, 2003-01-12 at 23:28, Joe Drew wrote:
> While ROTT is Free Software, its data files are not. Either the shareware
> data files or the full version data files are required to play it.

And due to Apogee's idiotic position on this, we will likely not be able
to distribute rott at all, since it depends on data files.

I've re-mailed apogee to confirm that I'm talking about the shareware
data files, but I don't hold out much hope.
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No.  Folks are NOT allowed to redistribute the data files under any condition.

Joe Siegler
3D Realms

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Joe Drew" <hoserhead@woot.net>
To: <rott@3drealms.com>
Sent: Sunday, January 12, 2003 10:53 PM
Subject: ROTT in Debian

> Hi.
> ROTT remains my most favourite 3D shooter to this day. Hearing about its
> port to Linux by the guys at icculus.org/rott, and as a Debian
> developer, I wanted to get it into the archive as soon as possible.
> Can Debian be allowed to redistribute only the WAD files (and associated
> files that are required, not for profit or indeed for redistribution by
> most people at all) rather than "All of the Program's files" as
> indicated in the license? The idea being to create a rott-wad-shareware
> package which people could install easily on their Debian systems to
> play ROTT using the shareware version.
> Most likelky, I'd also create an "Installer" package which would allow
> you to copy the ROTT files from the CD if you owned it, for the licensed
> version.
> Thanks for releasing ROTT so I can play it again. :)
> Joe Drew

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