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Re: moving fceu to main

Hello Adam,

Adam Gashlin wrote:
> Hello, I'm "Halley's Comet Software", and I noticed (during a completely
> unrelated web search) that you had  a question about the license to my
> game Escape From Pong. If there's anything I can do to help you in this
> regard, such as changing to some more standard license, let me know. At
> the time I wrote it I was not thinking about anyone actually reading it...

Thanks for contacting me.  The only issue with the license is that it
doesn't explicitly allow distribution of modified versions.  We need
this to ensure compliance with the Debian Free Software Guidelines [0]
which we use to determine what software we will allow in our
distribution.  For more detail on Debian and how we view free software
see <http://www.debian.org/intro/free>.

The BSD license is a standard license that does pretty much what you
want.  You can view an example of a BSD style license at
<http://www.debian.org/misc/bsd.license>.  If you like it, I would
suggest using that exact language (with your name or "Halley's Comet
Software" as the copyright owner), and then just putting the game up for
download on your site with the new license in both the source code and
optionally in a file called LICENSE.

> I'm also big fan of FCEU, though not in any form other than the windows
> version.

Well, we can always convert you over to Linux later ;-)


 [0] http://www.debian.org/social_contract#guidelines

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