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Re: scummvm dependent games: non-free?


Am Fr, den 25.06.2004 schrieb Gerfried Fuchs um 12:11:
>   3) You may not charge a fee for the game itself. This includes
>  reselling the game as an individual item.
>  Doesn't this violate point 1 of the DFSG?

AFAIK it is ok, as long as it is allowed to distribute it as part of
something (like Debian). Similar situation as with Bitstream's Vera
font: (quote from doc/copyright):

>    The Font Software may be sold as part of a larger software package but
>    no copy of one or more of the Font Software typefaces may be sold by
>    itself.

Basically the same it, and seems to be free.

>  At least the splash screen of "Flight of the Amazon Queen" when you
> start it is misleading at large, too:
>   Unauthorized copying, reproduction, adoption, rental, public
>   performance, broadcast or other exploitation of this product is
>   strictly prohibited and constitutes a violation of applicable laws
>   which may give rise to both civil liability and criminal penalties.
> (hand typed and thus typos might be in it)

Should be fixed, but it's not RC. Feel free to file a bug.

Joachim "nomeata" Breitner
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