Re: Problematic Software Licenses
Benjamin Cutler wrote:
> .... is there any way of
> including this in Debian without receiving a new license from Raven?
The program appears to be licensed under two licenses; if so, this means you
can use whichever one you prefer. The first one is obviously non-free.
The second one, however, (assuming it's a complete valid license, since it
is pretty vague) is non-free also.
>Activision and Raven are releasing this code for people to learn from and
Well, OK, that appears to be a license to use it to "learn from" and "play
with", but not anything else.
>The code retains its original copyright and can not be used for profit,
To be DFSG-free, you *must* be allowed to use it for profit.
>any work released using this code must contain credit for it.
This is fine.
> I've already attempted to contact them with no luck.
That's too bad. :-( Maybe you can wait for the copyright to expire. ;-)
There are none so blind as those who will not see.