On Mon, Jan 10, 2000 at 11:18:11PM +0100, Henning Makholm wrote: > Scripsit Mike Markley <email@example.com> > > > If I'm reading this snippet correctly, all it's saying is that the images > > and other data can't be distributed w/o the GPL'd source code. I'm not > > entirely sure on whether or not this fits w/the DFSG... glancing thru the > > DFSG I don't see why it's a problem. > > DFSG requires that modifications are permitted. One possible form of > modification would be to remove everything but the images and data > you talk about. > > > > The artwork and sounds used by Maelstrom are copyright Ambrosia Software > > > (http://www.ambrosiasw.com) and may not be redistributed separately from > > > the Maelstrom public GPL release. > > This language also prohibit more mundane forms of modifications. It > seems to me that even minor bugfixes are prohibited, because the > program is then not the "release" the note talks about. Apart from all that, the maelstrom source package cannot move into main until the non-free bits of it have been removed. I suggest the source package be split, and multiple binary packages (engine, sprites, sounds) be created. I suggest the latter because I remember from Macintosh days that people came up with all kinds of cool replacement sounds for Maelstrom, including a Simpsons-based one that way really funny. (Comets would appear, so Barney would belch, when your ship was destroyed, there would be an echoing "D'OH!" sound...) -- G. Branden Robinson | You don't just decide to break Kubrick's Debian GNU/Linux | code of silence and then get drawn away firstname.lastname@example.org | from it to a discussion about cough roger.ecn.purdue.edu/~branden/ | medicine.
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