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Re: Could you please forward this proposed license to Teosto? (was: Re: Choosing a license for Frets on Fire songs)

2007/4/27, Jason Spiro <jasonspiro4@gmail.com> wrote:
2007/4/27, Matthew Johnson <debian@matthew.ath.cx> wrote:
> [...] How about using:
> http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd-nc/1.0/legalcode with 4. d.
> added saying:
>   You may not distribute, publicly display, publicly perform, or
>   publicly digitally perform the Work except as part of the game.
> and 1. g.:
>   "The Game" means the game Frets on Fire or a derivative work of
>   Frets on Fire.

Sounds like a better idea than using the license I wrote :)

Though if we want to distribute the game in main and the music in
non-free shouldn't we write the 4. d. clause more liberally?  How
about "You may not distribute the Work except in a form meant to be
used with The Game."  (That'd mean "except e.g. with frets data
included alongside the music"; can anyone suggest a better phrasing?)

Or, how about this phrasing instead?  "You may only distribute the
Work if You intend that the work be used with game software."  This
allows for the possibility of the Work to be used in other computer

What do you all think?

Hi all.  After I wrote the above message I quoted above, Tommi replied
to me privately.  He'd prefer that the music only be used in either
FoF, or maybe in FoF and its derivatives.  If we allow use in FoF
derivatives, he wants to look over the license to check that he's OK
with it.  So, for now, let's use the terms Matthew proposed above.

But one question:

Do those license terms allow the songs to be distributed in a separate
Debian package from the primary "fretsonfire" package?  What if the
song package Depends on fretsonfire?[1]  What if it Recommends it?[2]


[1] This, of course, will cause Debian to install fretsonfire if it
isn't already installed.

[2] This usually will cause Debian to pull in fretsonfire, unless
users tell aptitude not to, or unless they use a package manager that
doesn't automatically pull in Recommends.

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