In the previous stable Debian there had been rocks-n-diamonds
package. Later it was excluded from Debian as not corresponding
to Debian policy with the following formulation:
Rocks-N-Diamonds contains sound, graphics and level data which
violate section 2.3 of the Debian policy manual. Some of the
game content originates with commercial sources that have not
provided explicit permission for their reuse.
I would like to return the game into Debian. That's why I've
separated those parts with questionable licensing (or without
licensing at all) from the rest and assembled into the separate
package only the game that was licensed by GPLv2.
So the distribution of the game itself will not contradict to
the Debian policy, and users will be able to download the game
resources independently. For downloading of these resources
I've written the script for debconf system.
A man who will probably sponsor the inclusion of this package
into Debian offered me firstly to discuss the situation in this
Are there any contradictory evidences for including this
package into Debian in the way offered by me?
_preliminary_ package version may be downloaded from:
deb http://uvw.ru/debian/ ./
deb-src http://uvw.ru/debian/ ./
Now I discuss the imperfections of realization of the package
itself with the future sponsor. In the near future I'll modify
the package according to his recommendations, so please don't
pay attention to the possible imperfections and the way of
script working. It may be modified after the solving of the
is it possible to include the package into Debian?