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Re: Dontspace cardset license

Am Freitag, den 11.03.2011, 08:50 -0800 schrieb John Heidemann:
> On Fri, 11 Mar 2011 13:22:20 +0100, Bernhard Reiter wrote: 
> >Hi,
> >
> >I've packaged the PySolFC card game and supplementary cardsets [1] for
> >Ubuntu, which happen to contain a cardset dubbed jacoby taken from your
> >dontspace game [2] and modified by Markus F.X.J. Oberhumer for use with
> >PySolFC's predecessor PySol. I'm also trying to get this stuff into
> >Debian, but as they're rather picky about copyright and licensing, my
> >packages currently do not include that cardset, as there seem to be no
> >copyright or license notes included with it.
> >
> >I'd like to ask you if you're willing to re-publish the cardset (or the
> >dontspace game including it) under any license you're happy with and
> >that is debian-compatible, from permissive (as the MIT license [3]) to
> >viral (as the GPL [4]).
> >
> >Kind Regards
> >Bernhard Reiter
> >
> >[1] http://pysolfc.sourceforge.net/
> >[2] http://www.isi.edu/~johnh/SOFTWARE/JACOBY/index.html
> >[3] http://www.opensource.org/licenses/mit-license.php
> >[4] http://www.opensource.org/licenses/gpl-license.php
> Jacoby is licensed under a 3-clause BSD license.
> I think this meets your requirements.


> Looking at the release (more than 10 years ago!), I see that I didn't
> document the license in the README, web page, or a separate LICENSE file
> (sigh, those were simpler days).  However, the license is stated in the
> Tcl source files (e.g., klondkie and dontspace).

I've only had a look at the cardset itself included with PySolFC, which
is why I didn't get to see those license statements...

> If you need a more explicit license statement, it would be easiest for
> me to add a statement on the web page, if that's sufficient.  Doing a
> release is more involved (and so would take time), but is not
> impossible.

CC'ing to debian-legal for advice/comments.

>    -John Heidemann


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