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Re: Packaging cluedome - copyright problems?

MJ Ray wrote:
Tristan Greaves <tristan@extricate.org> wrote:
I'm taking a look at packaging the game Cluedome: http://www.cluedome.com/

I'm wondering if there are any copyright concerns.  The game advertises itself
as a clone, and the source ships with an example game rules rule and image --
which match that of the board came Clue/Cluedo.

Thanks for considering packaging Cluedome.  It appears to be under
GPL-2+, so on the face of it, there's no copyright concerns.

I had a quick look at the source and didn't spot the game rules rule
and image - which files are they?  Do they actually match that of
Cluedo, or could they be clean expressions of the ideas behind it?
Anyone know whether that's sufficient?

They are the two files in the data/ directory of the source tarball.

One distinctly has the same character names, the other is a representation of the
game board.  This isn't picture-perfect of the commercial Cluedo game, but the
grid, room positions and names are the same...

Thanks for taking the time to look at this!

Kind regards,


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