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Bug#264816: doomlegacy-sdl: combines incompatible, non-dfsg licences

On 20/04/05 13:16, Jon Dowland wrote:
>>I've recently adopted doomlegacy. I am currently working on the
>>license issue.  Doomlegacy has been removed from unstable. I'm sending
>>this to the BTS so that nobody closes all of doomlegacy bugs because
>>of the removal.
> Hi - I'm pleased to see someone is working on this bug! I was wondering
> what your approach is. Given the upstream rewrite to C++, I'm concerned
> simply cutting out the portions which aren't good will not be effective
> in the long-run.

Well, my aproach is currently to cut out the portions that have license
problems. Its not a simple task and I'm sure it won't be effective in
the long run. But... That's the only option apart from trying to get the
code relicensed.

> I'm very interested in helping to persuade the licence
> owners of the dodgy material (raven/activision) to re-licence under the
> GPL. I know that Thierry's contact in Raven was in agreement.  It seems
> that activision (the publishers) are the ones that need convincing.

I was under the impression this was a dead end. It would be great if you
can get the code relicensed! That would solve the whole problem in one
blow. Thanks!


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